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CSI Rowing

CSI Rowing

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The CSI rowing program combines rowing, erging, strength training and other activities. We compete in both the LVISSAA fall highschool rowing season, and Rowing Canada sanctioned Regattas from December to June and train from 2-4pm five to six days a week depending on athlete level of development.  Rowing is a sport that requires a large commitment both physically and mentally. The work ethic required and the attitude needed by each and every class member to promote success both on and off the water is significant.  The expectation is that CSI student-athletes are ready and willing to commit this type of energy to the program for the entire academic year. This program is supported by the Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society. 

Please submit your expression of interest here

Mr. Greg Sedun - Teacher/Coach

Goals of the Program

  • Enable students to enhance their quality of life through active living
  • Promote teamwork and cooperation through the sport of rowing
  • Strive for excellence on the water and in the classroom and be able to transfer these learned skills to other aspects of life
  • Develop rowing skills, techniques and fitness levels
  • Gain a deeper understanding of oneself through participation in sport
  • Have Fun!

Topics and Themes

  • Biomechanics of rowing
  • Technical development in rowing
  • Training principles
  • Periodization
  • Strength training and ergometer practice
  • Active and passive recovery
  • Cross-training
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Sports psychology and mental training
  • Group dynamics
  • Team building, cooperation and leadership
  • Skill development in other sports
  • Boathouse safety and on water etiquette

This year with CSI we are starting a new initiative with a long term goal that will see students be given the opportunity to be fully qualified rowing coaches upon graduating from CSI at the end of the 4 years and will then be able to help coach the Claremont afterschool program or the CSI academy program as Alumni. 

Certifications included are*: 

Year 1/Year 2: 
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)
  • VHF Restricted Operator Certificate Marine Radio License
  • Concussion Awareness 
Year 3/Year 4: 
  • RCA Learn to Row Coach or RCA Umpire 

*note these are based on availability of instructors and may include additional certifications if the opportunities arise.  


Greg Sedun - Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Maddi Holmes - Community Coach

Kyle Fredrickson - Community Coach

Drew Harrison - Community Coach

Matt Gordon - PISE Strength and Conditioning Coach

Application Forms for the 2022-2023 

Claremont Sports Institute Rowing program can now be found online now. Please get in touch with Mr. Sedun if you want to submit an application after the deadline has passed. 

Please click this link to go directly to the Application/ Course Selection Page and the CSI Application.  Please also use this google form to submit an expression of interest:

If you are not currently a Claremont or Royal Oak Middle School student you will be required to apply to Claremont School.  Information regarding the application process can be found by clicking on this link