Summer High Performance Camp


Summer High Performance Camp 2023

Open to U23, U19 and U17 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 whereever 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.

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 USRowing Summer Nationals in Cincinnati, OH. We provide a selection process in an environment that is catering to development of each indivdual athlete (rower and coxswain). You can not beat the combination anywhere else!

Camp Dates: Begins June 19, 2023. Travel to Cincinnati July 11, 2023 and race July 13-16. We will have an option to continue training after Cincinnati for Canadian Henley (Aug 6-13) for a select group of athletes.

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 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.

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 upperhand 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!

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

U23 Men & Women : 2k ideally under 6:40 for men and 7:40 for women
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.

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 - tba
Cost of program includes flight to Summer Nationals and housing during the program and race portion but you are responsible for getting yourself to Sarasota and home from the race.

Dates: June 19 - July 16 (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 



2021 Summer Nationals Women's Open 8+ silver medalists

2021 Summer Nationals U19 Men's 8+ silver medalists



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