Jan. 24, 2013
• UW Camps Central | Skills Clinic Brochure | Summer Camps Brochure
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s rowing program is set to host a skills camp on Sunday, March 3, and three one-week camps starting July 15. Mail-in registrations are currently being accepted, with online registration beginning March 1.
The skills camp on March 3 runs from 12-4 p.m. at the Porter Boathouse for high-school aged girls interested in learning the fundamentals of rowing.
Girls wanting to learn more about Wisconsin rowing are encouraged to attend and there is no rowing experience necessary to participate in the camp. It’s a great way to get introduced to the fun, team-oriented sport of rowing. Many collegiate rowers have had no previous rowing experience and used their athleticism to earn a spot on a varsity collegiate crew.
Participants will learn the basics of rowing by using the rowing machines, the moving water rowing tank, and the handling of elite racing shells. There will also be a special forum on rowing in college and the recruiting process.
The summer camps are week-long programs for both beginning and experienced high school rowers and coxswains. Campers will practice under the watchful eye of the Wisconsin rowing coaches up to three times a day on beautiful Lake Mendota.
Rowers and coxswains will be grouped according to experience, with each program tailored to the needs of individual athletes. In addition to on-the-water instruction, athletes will be exposed to core and circuit training and video analysis. Campers will stay in the lake shore dorms, eating and sleeping just steps away from the Porter Boathouse.