May 25, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Lake Mendota is a Madison treasure and even more so in the summer. Porter Boathouse is one of the nation’s largest and finest homes for one of the best rowing programs in the country.
Put the two together and you have the makings of a perfect setting for learning about rowing and advancing one’s rowing career.
That’s even before you get to the collegiate, national and Olympic-level rowing and coaching experience Wisconsin rowing camps lean on for instruction.
The Wisconsin women’s rowing program holds three week-long rowing camps in June, July and August for both beginning and experience high school rowers and coxswains. Grouped by experience, programs are tailored to the needs of each athlete. The first two sessions (June 16-21 and July 21-26) are for high school students from beginner to advanced who will graduate between 2014 and 2018. The third session, which runs July 28-August 2, focuses on returning campers or groups of four or more campers from the same high school or club.
Along with on-the-water instruction, core and circuit training, video analysis and talks on goal setting and athletic development are all part of the week. Coxswains can expect development through coaches as well as collegiate varsity level coxswains. Campers should expect 2-3 workouts each day. Rowing in eights, fours, pairs and singles make up the on-water experience.
For more detailed information on Wisconsin’s women’s rowing camps, click here.