Summer High Performance Camp

Summer High Performance Camp 2023

Open to Youth athletes. We will find the right spot for you to compete, improve and get a ton faster. Our training plan and coaching helps rowers and coxswains get ready for their next step in the fall wherever that might be! We have shown the ability year after year in training rowers who make it to the highest level of our sport to those who are just beginning and everyone else in between. We teach you and help you motivate to become the best version you can be.

We will limit participation and require an application. Apply Here!

Sarasota Crew High Performance camp includes intense on the water rowing (sweep) and sculling instruction. Land, weight and erg training and teaching also is part of the training plan. Squad meetings and presentations on topics such as nutrition, race preparation, mental health of rowing and film review. The main training portion of camp will be used to prepare for racing at the best summer racing opportunity that has been developed just for youth rowers! We are partnering with Rowing Camps of America to provide you with an even more than we have ever done before! We provide a selection process in an environment that is catering to development of each individual athlete (rower and coxswain). This combination of development is unlike any other in the country and provides rowers and coxswains with the best option around.

Camp Dates: Begins June 19, 2023. Racing ends July 15. Details below!

Top Coaching Staff - Sarasota Crew is led by Casey Galvanek who also has served as the Head Coach of the U19 National Team and coached the USA Lwt Women's 2x at the 2020 Olympics and to a Silver Medal at the 2022 World Championships. The camp manager is Rick Brown who has managed successful summer camps which half of the current men's senior national team participated in at some point as many of his camps were in the men's junior national team system. Rick is now developing athletes from all over the rowing world with this summer camp. We have full control of making it the best, fastest and only option you should choose to improve yourself as a rower and person. Rick has a proven record of hiring a great coaching staff each year that enjoy working with each other and provide athletes a top-notch experience.

Room & Board - We provide housing and meals for your entire time with us. The meals are a combo of meals supplied by caterers and we also will have an educational aspect to the camp where we have the rowers shop with a Registered Dietitian who is able to advice them on great options to use while training and racing. The RD will provide presentations outside of practice time to educate them how best to fuel themselves for high intensity training and racing. Exact dates and locations are below.

To Be Accepted - Ergs will be taken into account but have personal experience to know there is much more to making a good rower than their current erg PR. We have seen hundreds of athletes drop many splits off their 2k's after beginning their training with us. Our goal is to help you improve your PR while becoming a better rower. We provide the right atmosphere with a training plan that works to give you a upper-hand on your competition. Please tell us about yourself as we will accept rowers by considering the whole picture and really want to see you personally improve. Coxswains? - submit the whole picture of yourself as well. If you have audio, that is always helpful!

College Recruiting - We have an active group of college coaches that will be visiting our camp to meet and get to know our rowers. This is in addition to having college coaches on staff in addition to coaches from some of the best junior programs in the country. Our race is quickly becoming known as the best college rowing showcase in the country (in the entire year)!

The camp is open to any and all entrants limited only by number and age. The camp will be best suited for a rower with some experience that fits into one of the following categories:

Youth & U19 Boys & Girls: 2k ideally under 6:50 for men and 7:50 for women
U17 Boys & Girls: 2k ideally under 7:10 for men and 8:10 for women with more flexibility for younger athletes.
Younger athletes are always eligible to race "up" if they are deemed ready to do so.

Locations & Dates:
June 19 - Arrival Date ideally between 12:00-6:00 pm
Boys start in Sarasota and will be picked up from SRQ
Girls start in Jacksonville and will be picked up from JAX
July 4 - Girls travel to Sarasota to join with training on the world class Nathan Benderson Park course before our race.
July 12-15 - Race in Sarasota at the Premier Summer Festival of Rowing

Summer Festival of Rowing:
We are attending this race this year to provide the best possible experience for our rowers. From more 2,000 meter race experience (no one is eliminated after time trials), to a better college recruiting showcase (college coaches get to ride along and watch rowers and coxswains in action!) this race will include it all and provide an unforgettable way to finish your time with the High Performance Camp. Many clubs from across the country are joining us in Sarasota. This race will take place Wednesday, July 12 - Saturday, July 15. You will be able to fly out of SRQ or TPA in the afternoon of the 15th.

Non-Refundable Deposit - $1,000 - We will explain when this is due after you are accepted to the program. We also allow you to tell us about your limitations for making the decision in the application link.
Total Program Cost with room and board - $5,499!

Dates: June 19 - July 15 (some flexibility - if needed, please contact and ask!).

Practice Times: Exact times are flexible to allow best use of resources, weather etc. Most days will include two practices and some other educational sessions.

Apply Here!

Cost: The program will be $5,499. This cost includes all room and board (housing and food) for the entire camp while you are with us. 

2021 Summer Nationals Women's Open 8+ silver medalists

2021 Summer Nationals U19 Men's 8+ silver medalists



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