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Summer Rowing. Photo credit: Stephanie Beresford

Colorado Junior Crew operates year-round from our home in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. We offer Fall, Winter, Spring Break, Spring and Summer rowing opportunities to athletes aged 13-18. We welcome rowers of all abilities, currently from 20 different middle and high schools. We cater to athletes with zero experience in the sport, right through to competitive athletes aiming to gain qualification spots at Youth Nationals or be recruited at the Collegiate level. Current team athletes include Youth Regional and US National Championship medalists. CJC has multiple Alumni who have continued their rowing careers post high school and are now rowing in Club, IRA and NCAA programs. CJC Alumni also includes NCAA National Champions.

So whether you're an experienced rower or you want to try the sport for the first time, you've come to the right place!


Watch the video below to see CJC in action, listen to the coaches, and learn why rowing is such a unique and welcoming sport!

Use the links above for weather predictions at the Boulder Reservoir, including wind speed and wind gusts.  Boulder Air site has current webcam photos of the Rez.

Assistant Coaches Wanted

 Colorado Junior Crew (CJC) is hiring two assistant coaches. We are looking for experienced rowers who may or may not have coaching experience. We will train the right candidates! CJC offers sweep rowing and sculling to athletes from 8th-12th grade.  Practice is held at the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado, Mondays- Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am. Our Fall season runs August 22- November 10; Winter, January 4- March 8; and Spring, March 15-June 15.  We also offer coaching opportunities in the summer.  CJC is  accepting applications for seasonal or year round positions. If interested, please email Marika Page at 

Staying Cool

How does one keep cool at barren reservoirs and river sides?  With a portable shade structure, of course!

Our very own Pete Bacus, who is working on becoming an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, designed and constructed a shade structure that attaches to the trailer.  It took more than a year's effort and 94 hours of volunteer time, but Pete was able to install the finished project this week.   You may read more about the process and view more photos in the link below the photo.   Both CJC and Boulder Community Rowing will use this shade--many thanks to Pete for this awesome service project! 

Pete Bacus' Eagle Project "Shade Structure and Sail" installation. Photo: M. Bacus

Pete Bacus (middle) works on adding grommets to the shade. Photo: M. Bacus

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Colorado Junior Crew Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities