Over the course of a week, students will participate in a comprehensive introduction to the sport of rowing. Topics covered will include terminology, correctly handling and understanding the equipment, proper technique and mechanics, and water safety. Additionally, students will gain an increased understanding of nutrition, hydration, muscular anatomy, core strength, and coordination.
Students will primarily be utilizing 8+ boats - sweep-rowing shells that seat 8 rowers (each with one oar) and 1 coxswain (the athlete steering the hull) - and will learn how to row on the port and starboard sides of the hull. At the conclusion of the course, students will possess a foundational understanding of the sport, and will have taken strokes as confident members of the crew!
Applicant Requirements: No prior experience necessary, but all participants MUST have evidence of either a lifeguard cerfication or a proof of a swim test from a local pool.