The Under 23 summer development program is designed to expose ambitious Under 23 athletes to the elite small boat training environment. With a focus on helping the U23 athletes rise to the next level, the Arion U23 Program is seeking collegiate women with erg scores under 7:30. The program is open to heavyweight and lightweight women and though the erg range is stated (with some adjustment for lightweight athletes), the more significant part of the application will be the communication with the college coach. While the program will conclude with the Canadian Henley and may attend the USRowing Club nationals regatta, the emphasis will be on the individual development of the athletes strength, technique, and small boat skills. Unlike the Elite program, there is a cost to the U23 program, but some housing may be available by application in the Arion athlete dorms.
The U23 Development Program will run fron June 12th - August 2nd and be open to 12 athletes. The cost is $800 for the 2 months of training. Housing by application is $100/week. Regattas are optional and fees for the regattas are additional.