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FOR PARTICIPANTS

This page contains information concerning athletes that are looking to participate in the championship.

Entries

No paper entries will be accepted for this event. All entries must be made online at RegattaCentral. Entry system opens on October 1, 2021 and closes on January 10, 2022. 23:59 CET. No refunds will be given once the initial registration period has ended.

Entry fees

Entry fee is EUR 25.00 for all 2000m individual events.

For the team relays and slides (Double), the team entry fee is total EUR 35.00.

Entry fees become non-refundable on January 10th, 2022. A limited number of late entries might be accepted (depending on availability) at the Registration desk at the Competition Venue on January 28th and 29th, 2022. This on-site registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from January 28th 18:00 – 20:00 hrs and up to 3 hours before the race time January 29th.

The on-site entry fee is EUR 40.00 for single entries, EUR 60.00 total for the team relay, Ergathlon and slides (Double). All late entries must be submitted with complete information including name of competitor and date of birth. 

Relay entries must provide complete information for each member of the relay.  Entries may be withdrawn without penalty until the end of the final registration period January 10, 2022. From January 10, 2022 onwards, no refunds will be given for withdrawals

Late entries

A limited number of late entries might be accepted (depending on availability) at the Registration desk at the Competition Venue on January 28th, 2022. This on-site registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 18:00 – 20:00 hrs and upto 3 hours before the race time. The on-site entry fee is EUR 40.00 for single entries, EUR 60.00 total for the teams. 

All late entries must be submitted with complete information including name of competitor and date of birth. Relay entries must provide complete information for each member of the relay.

Withdrawals

Entries may be withdrawn without penalty until the end of the initial registration period on January 15, 2019.

International Competitors

International competitors, regardless of whether they are members of a club or association affiliated with a national rowing federation that is a member federation of European Rowing Confederation, shall be responsible for their own adequate medical and accident insurance, as well as insurance covering liability, property and equipment. Race Cards will be issued to competitors from Friday, January 28th from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs and on Saturday, January 29th from 8:00 hrs at Athlete Check-in at the race venue (Idrottens Hus, Jönköping). Race cards must be picked up no later than one hour prior to race time. Competitors will be required to show their Race Card in order to weigh-in and to enter the Competition Floor. Lightweight competitors must pick up their Race Cards before weighing in. However, citizens from some non-EU countries may be required to have a valid visa when travelling to the Shengen Area. If a visa is required, be sure to apply at least a month before your visit. More information on entrance to Sweden can be found on Information on visas Government.se website. If you need a Letter of Invitation you can contact the President of the Swedish Rowing Federation: Mr. Mats Almlöw – @mats almlöw

Athlete Check-in

Race Cards will be issued to competitors on Friday, January 28th, 2022  from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs and on Saturday, January 29th, 2022  from 8:00 hrs onwards at the Athlete Check-in located at the venue (Idrottshuset, Jönköping). Race Cards will be available for pick up by Club Affiliation.

Unaffiliated rowers will pick up Race Cards under the listing “Unaffiliated” and then by name. Race cards must be picked up no later than one hour prior to race time. 

Competitors will be required to show their Race Card in order to weigh-in and to enter the Competition Floor.

Lightweight competitors must pick up their Race Cards before weighing in.

Competition information

Event Age Classifications for European Championships and European Open

The age determination of the competitor for this competition will be their age on the day of competition, 31January 2022. 

Under 19: Under 19 rower shall not have attained the age of 19 by 31 January 2022

Under 23: Under 23 rower shall not have attained the age of 23 by 30 January 2022 

Masters: Age categories are determined by the rower's actual age on the day of competition, 31st January 2022. Competitors are not eligible to race in events designated for older or younger categories. 

 

The Age Classification for Swedish Championship events are determined by year of birth, not day of birth.

Para Rowing Events

Athletes taking part in these events who have not yet been internationally classified may request to be classified in Jönköping the day prior to competition (28 January 2022). In order to do so, athletes must submit medical documentation to WR (links below). These documents must be submitted via the athlete’s National Federations using the WR Classification portal 45 days prior to classification, i.e. no later than 15 December 2022. Athletes and their Member Federations that submit documentation after this deadline will not be guaranteed a classification opportunity. 

 

If a Swedish para athlete is not able to be classified before the event, they will be able to enter the Swedish Para Rowing Indoor Challenge events, which do not require WR classification. 

 

Non-Swedish European Athletes who are not able to be classified would not be able to enter the para rowing events at the 2022 European Rowing Indoor Championships but they are welcome to take part in the Swedish Para Rowing Indoor Challenge . Please note that only physical impairment classification will be available at this event. Visually impaired athletes requiring a classification will need to follow the above process with regards to documentation and will be issued a temporary classification for this event if they are found to be eligible based on their documentation. For questions about international classification, please email classification@worldrowing.com

Affiliation

A competitor shall represent only one organization at the competition. Composite Entries (Team Events): Composite entries are allowed to compete in relay events, the Firefighter’s Ergathlon relay, and Doubles (slides) events number 81-86. Composite entries must include the affiliation of each member of the relay team.

Mixed events

A crew competing in a mixed event must have representation from both genders.  ​

Rules

WR RULES OF RACING FOR INDOOR ROWING will be used to govern this event. The Regulations shall apply to all events except as shown below, where the European Rowing Board has exercised its authority to allow exceptions to the Regulations.  

The exceptions are:  

● Any member of the medical staff has the authority to pull an athlete for medical reasons at any time.  

● Age eligibility for all age category events shall be determined by the rower’s age on December 31, 2021 except for masters events where age categories are determined by the age on the day of the actual competition.

● Rowers who make more than one false start in a single event may be disqualified at the discretion of competition officials. 

● If the rower’s erg becomes disconnected from the Concept2 Venue Racing System, the rower must not stop rowing. All data is retained on the PM5. If any other mechanical problem develops early during an event, a regatta official should be alerted immediately. The rower may be moved to an unoccupied erg or their race rescheduled following an appropriate rest period. 


 

Each participant taking part in the 2022 European Rowing Indoor Championships is responsible to ensure that they have adequate medical and accident insurance as well as 

insurance covering liability, property and equipment. 

Weigh-Ins/Lightweights 

WR’s Rules of Racing Indoor Rowing Competition Regulations will be used to govern this 

event. For an indoor rowing event, no individual lightweight male rower may weigh more than 75 kg and no individual female rower may weigh more than 61.5 kg. Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before their first race of each lightweight event in which they are competing, each day of the competition. Lightweight competitors must pick up their Race cards before weighing in.  

Anti-Doping

The authority of ERC regarding anti-doping is set out in ERC's (WR’s) Statutes, Rules and Bye Laws and the World Anti-Doping Code and Regulations and includes the ability to implement in and out-of-competition drug testing and the biological passport.  

All participants must sign the ERC (WR) Rower’s Commitment Form/Event Release of Liability during online registration, which includes a clause on Anti-Doping, and may be subject to anti-doping testing at this year’s event. 

More information can be found at the following links:  

WR’s Anti-Doping Regulations: http://www.worldrowing.com/mm//Document/General/General/13/13/18/Appendix14-Antidoping201 8update_Neutral.pdf  

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code:  

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do  

In Sweden is Antidoping Sverige the Swedish NADO in charge of control an all rowers may be subject to anti-doping testing at this year´s event.

Equipment 

All equipment used in competition will be provided by the organisers. Modifications will not be allowed by competitors except as approved by the Para Committee for the PR1, PR2, and PR3 events.  

No external software will be permitted.  

Outside Assistance Crews are reminded that they are not to receive outside assistance during a race except from the unaided voice.  

Para visually impaired rowers may receive verbal status only from a coach or coxswain. Practice Information Warm-up ergometers will be available just off the competition floor with absolute priority given to competitors for the next race taking place on the race floor.  

Medals and Awards  

ERC will present European championship medals (gold, silver and bronze) to the top 3 finishers in all events designated as European Rowing Indoor Championships events.

Swedish Rowing Federation will present National Championship medals (gold, silver, and bronze) to the top 3 Swedish finishers in all events designated as Swedish Rowing Indoor National Championship events (according to Swedish Rowing Indoor Championship regulations) .  

The Organising Committee will present Euro open medals (gold, silver and bronze) to the top three finishers in all Euro open categories.