Middle School Jr. Rowing


Program Goals
The Middle School Jr Rowing Program for 7th and 8th graders provides a challenging and rewarding introduction to rowing that incorporates a high level of team work and physical conditioning.  This rowing program is recreational only, yet highly structured and prepares Middle School athletes for the High School Jr Rowing Competitive Team in the future.  There is a strong emphasis placed on character and a wonderful chance to build friendships where rowing brings together boys and girls of all backgrounds for a common goal.


Fall Season, Winter Season and Spring Season

First day of practice September 19th, 2017

ENROLLMENT:  Limited enrollment. All interested Boys and Girls Must First Contact: pat@newportaquaticcenter.com

After approval Enrollment Forms available at The NAC office.


PRACTICES:    Tuesday and Thursday:  6PM – 7:30PM           Saturday:  9:30AM – 12:00PM


PREREQUISITE:    Must have completed the 2017 Summer Novice Rowing Camp



Full Season:   $1,920

Fall Season:  September, October    $480

Winter Season:  November, December, January, February     $720 

(since there will be more land days than water days due to the time change)

Spring Season:  March, April, May    $720 

Payments can be made per Season or by Auto Debit.

(There is no pro-rating of fees for partial attendance due to absences or inclement weather.)__________________________________________________________________________________

The JL Store is closed.

The Jr Rowing Team has Required Gear for both Boys and Girls.  For The Middle School Rowing Program there is NO required Gear but you can purchase whatever you would like on the JL Team Gear Store site.

Changes and cancellations, can only be made while the store is open! For any questions, ask your coach. .

For help with sizing, refer to sizing tab OR include all measurements in comments box during checkout: Height, Weight, Chest (bra/cup), Waist, Hips



Mijo Rudelj

Assistant Novice Boy’s Coach

Mijo started rowing back in Croatia for his hometown club when he was 11. During his rowing career in Croatia, he was a member of Junior and U23 Croatian National Team. In 2009 Mijo joined the University of Washington Men’s Crew team. During his collegiate career he was the 5 seat of the IRA and PAC 10 winning freshmen boat, a Sophomore 3 seat of the IRA and PAC 10 JV winning boat, and in his junior and senior years Mijo was the 5 seat of the Varsity IRA and PAC 12 winning boat. Mijo has also won Henley Royal Regatta’s Temple Cup in 2010 as a member of UW’s freshmen eight and placed 2nd at the same regatta but in the Grand Challenge Cup in 2013 as a member of UW’s Varsity eight. During his tenure at UW, Mijo was awarded All Pac 12’s Team Award in 2012 and 2013.  This is Mijo’s 3rd year coaching at the NAC and he loves to see the reward that comes from all the dedication and hard work the boys put into their sport.       

Jordan Teisan

Assistant Novice Girl’s Coach

Jordan began rowing in 2013 entering his sophomore year at Newport Harbor High School. He was coached by current Boy’s Novice coaches Pat Gleason and Marcel Stiffey during their first season coaching at the NAC. During that season the team as a whole went nearly undefeated all season and won all novice sweep events at Southwest Regionals. From there Jordan made his way to the varsity program, again being coached by current coaches Nick D’Antoni and A.J. Brooks. During his two years under their leadership he raced at Youth Nationals twice in the 4+ during his junior and senior year, placing 9th in 2015 and 7th in 2016. After high school Jordan continued rowing at Orange Coast College where he stroked the Varsity 8+ to a 9th place finish at ACRA National Championships during his freshman year. Jordan is excited to begin coaching while still rowing and hopes to bring a hardworking, positive attitude to this years Novice Girls Team.  jordanteisan@gmail.com

NAC Hours

Member & Boat Use Hours

FRI: 6AM to 7PM
Last Boats/SUP's on water @ 5PM
All Boats/SUP's DUE BACK @ 6PM

SAT & SUN: 6AM to 6PM
Last Boats/SUP's on water @ 4PM
All Boats/SUP's DUE BACK @ 5PM

STANDARD TIME starting Nov 5th 2017
FRI: 6AM to 7PM
Last Boats/SUP's on water @ 4PM
All Boats/SUP's DUE BACK @ 5PM

SAT & SUN: 6AM to 5PM
Last Boats/SUP's on water @ 3PM
All Boats/SUP's DUE BACK @ 4PM

NAC Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

  • Open New Year's Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED New Year's Day

  • Open the 4th of July till 3pm

  • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

  • Open Christmas Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact Us

Newport Aquatic Center
1 White Cliffs Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Phone: (949) 646-7725

Fax: (949) 646-8398
Any bookkeeping Questions: bookkeeping@newportaquaticcenter.com