The Marina Aquatic Center Junior Rowing team is a competitive club program for high school students in the Los Angeles area. Rowing out of the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey, the club has between 100-200 annual participants from upwards of 20 public and private high schools, primarily on the west side of L.A.
Practices are held Monday-Friday from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. beginning in September and culminating with the Southwest Regional Championship Regatta in Sacramento in mid May.
The club is co-ed in the sense that we've got boys and girls on the team, but they train and compete separately. The main competitive season is in the spring, when the team travels to such places as San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Sacramento to compete against the 30+ clubs and schools that comprise the highly competitive Southwest Region.
MAC is committed to promoting the physical conditioning, personal commitment, self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship that are the characteristics not just of good athletes, but of exceptional people.
We are always looking for new athletes, so come take advantage of our two week free trial! No rowing experience is necessary!
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Check out our summer rowing camps! Our 4 day learn-to-row camps are the best in Southern California and are a great introduction to the sport.
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No experience is required to get started. One of the unique advantages to rowing is that first year rowers compete in a separate division (called "novice") that allows them time to develop and doesn't require a jump into a situation where they're being asked to compete against more experienced athletes. While in some rare instances, particularly talented novices are brought up to the varsity team during their first year, our focus at MAC is to spend the first year acquainting novice rowers with the sport and giving them a safe and enjoyable introduction to racing.
Cost for the year is $3,300. This sum covers pretty much everything we do, from uniforms, to travel and hotel costs, to coaching, to race entry fees and some food on trips. The only "hidden costs" that we anticipate are spending money for meals on our "away" trips. We have several payment options available, including quarterly and monthly schedules.
We offer two two-week tryout periods, the first in early September, the second right after the first of the year in January. These two weeks are absolutely free and give us a chance to evaluate prospective athletes as well as give the athletes a chance to get a feel for the team and the sport and determine whether it's something they wish to pursue further. Athletes not selected in September are welcome to try out again in January.
Open to boys and girls ages 13-18, these introductory camps are perfect for anyone looking to try out the sport, either just for fun or as a precursor to trying out for the school year club team. Over the course of the four day camp, novice rowers will learn basic stroke mechanics, boat handling and terminology and will take their first strokes in one of our sleek, 8-oared racing shells. Absolutely no experience necessary! Instructed by members of the club team coaching staff, this is a great way to have fun in the sun over the summer and learn about this amazing sport!
Summer 2014 dates have not been set. Watch this space in February for updates on schedule and pricing.
To register online, click on UCLA Recreation Summer Camps and search for Junior Rowing Camp.
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For those athletes who enjoy their experience with MAC Rowing, there are now more opportunities to row competitively in college than ever before. Rowing in college offers a whole new set of challenges and rewards for young athletes and, for many, becomes the most memorable part of their college experience. Practices are often held very early in the morning, with afternoon weights and erg sessions added in for good measure, but the payoff in terms of friendships made, confidence built and personal goals set and achieved is, to quote the Mastercard commercial, "priceless", and makes the icy mornings, missed parties and sore muscles all worth it.
For high achieving athletes, rowing can also help with the college admissions process and, in some cases, can even provide help with the high cost of higher education in the form of athletic scholarships. Many MAC athletes have gone on to row at the college level, some of them on scholarship
The MAC coaching staff is actively involved in this process and is committed to helping athletes and their parents find a good college fit.
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MAC had a very successful fall racing season, highlighted by a second place finish in the women's 4 at the Head of the Charles in Boston. The crew of stroke Katherine Armstrong, Nora Masler, Genevieve Shaw, Melissa Schem and cox'n Megan Bowen became the 5th consecutive MAC foursome to finish in the top 2 in Boston's historic event. The MAC men's 4 finished 14th, good enough to qualify for an automatic entry for next season, and then went on to collect third place finishes at the Head of the American and NARF. The girls won the Head of the American in the four and finished second in the 8 behind the defending national champions from Marin.
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Gold Medal: Womens' 4+
Head of the Charles
Gold Medal: Womens' 4+
USRowing Youth National Championship
Silver Medal: Women's 2-
4th place: Men's 4+
USRowing Southwest Regional Junior Championship
Silver Medal: Women's 2-
Women's Novice 4+"
Use the form below to contact our head coach Zohar Abramovitz, and we'll get you out on the water!
MAC Junior Rowing
14001 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA