Summer Rowing has three camps; competitive, developmental and learn to row. These camps are open to any athlete within West Michigan.
Schedules, costs and races will be posted May 20th
Developmental Summer Rowing
Our summer development rowing program is a great opportunity for returning rowers to gain experience in the sport of rowing. This camp will focus on growing athletes’ knowledge of the sport, developing better rowing technique, and gaining speed and efficiency on the water. While the focus will mainly be on sweeping, some sculling work will also be an option. Coxswains will get more experience in boats and work to improve their steering and making calls on the water during practice. This session is available to experienced rowers going into grades 9-12. Sunscreen and water bottles are recommended for practices and a summer rowing t-shirt will be provided.
Competitive Summer Rowing
The Competitive Summer Rowing Camp is a high-level camp for experienced rowers looking to row with other motivated high-level athletes and compete over the summer. Athletes will expand their knowledge of the sport, greatly improve their fitness, and develop race experience by competing in regattas. This camp is open to experienced rowers going into grades 10-12 as well as graduating seniors. Rowers should meet the time standards (7:10 boys / 8:00 girls) OR have a coach’s recommendation. Open to any athlete in the grand rapids area.
Learn to Row Summer Rowing
Our summer Learn to Row program allows young athletes to be able to develop and expand on key rowing technique as well as learn how to handle the equipment and become comfortable being on the water. Rowers will work with our coaching staff to learn the stroke of rowing on the rowing machines, the dock, then transitioning onto the water. This is a great way to introduce rowing to those who are interested in the sport for the long run, as well as those looking to just try out something new! Rockford Rowing is a great way to meet people and feel a sense of community. Our goal is to provide all rowers with a safe and positive experience while rowing.
The Learn to Row program is available to all middle school and first year high school rowers. A water bottle is recommended for practices. Equipment and t-shirts are provided.