Summer Learn-to-Row Camp: Coaches Needed!

Hi Mercer Team!

We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible rowers and coxswains to coach the Summer Learn-to-Row Camps for 2020. You will need to teach the basics of the rowing stroke on land and on the erg, lead circuits/land work out and most importantly create a fun and encouraging environment to introduce campers to the sport. 

There are five week long sessions:

Session 1: June 22 – 26

Session 2: July 13 – 17

Session 3: July 20 – 24

Session 4: July 27 – 31

Session 5: August 10 – 14

Each camp runs from 9am – 12pm, Monday through Friday. There will be a short, mandatory coaches meeting for both Head and Assistant Coaches before camp each day. 

Head Coaches (~ 8 per week) will lead practice from the launch or run practice on land. To be a Head Coach, you must be 18 years of age or older, you must have a Boating Safety Certificate (see below), must have completed Senior Year of High School, it is highly recommended to have CPR/First Aid, and have at least 2 years of rowing/coxing experience. Head Coaches will be responsible for on water coaching of one 8+ as well as land warmup, erg technique and on land workouts/circuits. Head Coaches are paid $350 per week. 

Please note there is a Boating Safety Certificate course being run at the Boat House on Monday 30 March and Tuesday 31 March from 6:30pm – 10pm. You must attend both evenings to receive your boating safety certificate. There is a $75 fee for this and you must email Hilary to register for this ( Please complete your registration in the link below for coaching even if you need to complete the Boating Safety course.

Assistant Coaches (~25 per week) will provide help and encouragement as experienced rowers/coxes in the boats that go out. To be an Assistant Coach  you must have a full season of rowing/coxing experience. Assistant Coaches will assist with on land warm up, erg technique and on land workouts/circuits and be rowing/coxing the 8+ that goes out. Assistant Coaches are paid $30 per day and assistant coaches under the age of 16 will be compensated with volunteer hours. 

There will also be a mandatory orientation session prior to the camps for all Head and Assistant Coaches. Within the registration link below there is a section to select the preferred time/date. Please note only one orientation session will run and it will be the time/date that is most popular. 

If you are interested please complete the application in the link below by 5pm, Monday 3 February 2020.

Please see Coach Jules with any questions or email:

Link to Apply: