May 25, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -– The eight-time national champion Wisconsin men’s rowing program is ready to host three camps this summer for both beginning and experienced high school rowers and coxswains on Lake Mendota.
The University of Wisconsin Men’s Rowing Camp is a six-day introduction to competitive collegiate rowing. Campers will be instructed on the basic skills required to succeed at a top rowing college, and while many have never rowed before, some have extensive high school experience. The camp will be tailored to fit the needs of the individuals.
The camp will be staffed by University of Wisconsin coaches and oarsmen, with the staff-to-camper ratio kept low to ensure safety and individual attention.
There are three summer sessions, with the first running June 16-21. The other two camps run July 21-26 and July 28-Aug. 2.
Campers can look forward to daily technical and physical training on Lake Mendota. No prior rowing experience necessary.
Rowers and coxswains will be grouped according to experience. Beginners will learn the basics, while experienced rowers will receive individualized instruction to maximize boat speed and conditioning. Campers can expect 2-3 workouts each day. Athletes will row in eights, fours, pairs and singles. In addition to on-the-water training, athletes will learn strategies to approach the erg and core training with an emphasis on injury prevention. This camp is open to any and all entrants graduating high school 2014-2018.
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