Today started much like any normal Saturday morning practice…warm weather, calm water, and a bustle about the new Woodforest Bank Boat House. Athletes arrived early to get their shells out and ready for the morning row, because today was special. Today, they tested themselves against each other and a standard to see how well they could complete a set of tasks that would indicate not only how much they might have learned over the past week during our camp, but possibly show how well they may do moving into the fall competitive season.
This week we have had coach Ian Howell, along with his daughters Adrienne and Gabby visiting from the UK. They are hear to help us develop our coaching staff and our athletes to row better and faster! We have turned to the UK due to the discipline and organization of their coaching programs. Not only do they begin their athletes much younger than is typical in the US, they also attempt to standardized what their coaches are doing throughout the country from the beginner level to National team level.
Under 14 female points winner: Sofia G
Under 14 male points winners: Eesa A and Michael P
Over 14 female points winner: Grace K
Over 14 male points winner: Jack H
Over 23 points winner: Bryan G
Thank you to all who participated in this years camp! We are very excited to have been a part of watching rowers learn, grow and improve their rowing this week! We have a very exciting fall season and year ahead of us!!!
See you on the water!