Masters February Symposium

2022 - Masters Rowing February Symposium - Sweep and Sculling Options - Not Just a Camp!

When: Monday-Friday, February 21 - 25th.

What: 3 day or 5 days of rowing, rowing and more rowing! Sweep and Sculling options--you can even do both! The symposium will combine on the water rows, with in depth video sessions and on-land convention style seminars to help you do a deep dive into becoming a better and smarter rower.
3 Day Option #1 - We will start Monday evening, Feb 21 with an onland discussion. This will allow us to hit the water Tuesday morning with a full day of rowing and seminars and video. Wednesday will wrap up late afternoon or you can stick around for the 5 day option.
3 Day Option #2 - We will start Wednesday evening, Feb 23 and continue through Friday. There is racing on Saturday and Sunday that we can help with boats and lineups for anyone interested!
5 Day Option - Take it ALL in! You can choose to row sweep or sculling the entire time or do one for Tue-Wed and the other for Thu-Fri. You can also stick around for racing opportunities on Saturday and Sunday.

Where: The first two days of rowing (2x on the water) will take place out of the Bay Perserve on the beautiful Intracoastal waterway out of the Sarasota Crew boathouses. singles_on_the_water.jpgThe second two days will take place at the only FISA Class A certified course in the country at Nathan Benderson Park.
IMG_2949.jpgThe the Sarasota Invitational regatta takes place on Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27 that participants are welcome to sign up for also!

Who: Masters rowers of all levels will be accomodated! We will group rowers of similar experience levels.

Sweep vs. Sculling: You can decide if you sign up for 2 days or 4 days. For each 2 day block you can choose sweep or sculling. You will stay with sweep or sculling for the entire 2 days. There will be a price discount for signing up for 4 days.

Racing Opportunity: The Sarasota Invitational Regatta has masters events on Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27. We will be able to rent boats at a discounted rate for anyone who needs boats to race with and provide coaching.

Symposium Session Ideas. Schedule to be set soon!
Body Prep & Sequencing - an intro to the week!
Mobility & Lifting education sessions.
Nutrition for Masters Rowers sessions.
How Masters Rowers can use Rigging to Help Them.
Using Technology to help Your Training.
Training Plan Development - how to know if your training plan fits you.
1987 Boat Race - Lessons Learned from someone inside the boat.
A psychobiological Approach to Rowing: looking at the mental side to our sport with practical suggestions.
Sculling vs. Sweep: how to adapt to one or the other (and back).
Video Review

Sign Up Here!

Camp Staff:
More to be named soon!

Casey Galvanek - Coach Galvanek is the Head Coach at Sarasota Crew and also the USA U19 Men's and Women's National Team and generally awesome. He also was an 2021 USA Olympic Coach leading the US Women's Lightweight 2x to a 5th place finish within a second of the podium. The list of athletes he has helped to develop into world class rowers is too long to list but he has the unique ability to teach to all levels of abilities and experiences.

Richard Hull - Coach Hull's rowing career included racing for the GB National Team in European regattas in 1990, winning the Visitor’s Cup at Henley in 1989, and winning the Boat Race three times with Oxford between 1987 and 1990 (while ostensibly studying for a PhD in biochemistry). Richard then spent over 20 years in the business world before returning 9 years ago to coaching rowing in Olympia, WA as head coach of the youth and masters programs. He has also coached in the US Junior National Team system. Richard holds a USRowing Level III High Performance Coaching Certification and is a frequent presenter at conventions, clinics, and courses on topics at the intersection of physiology, mental approach, and rowing technique and brings his relentless British humour along to it all.

Rick Brown - Coach Brown led camps for the junior national team for 11 years before joining Sarasota Crew as the Director of Operations. He led junior clubs at Three Rivers Rowing (Pittsburgh, PA) and Rogue Rowing (Ashland, OR) with great success and several national medal boats in small boats. Coach Brown also coached masters at Marin Rowing, Three Rivers and Rogue.

Megan Kuehm - Coach Kuehm is the Head Masters Coach at Sarasota Crew and has coached nationally competitve small boats at youth programs in several different regions in the US. She has a great ability to work with rowers of all levels.

Robin Brown - Robin coached medal winning teams at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Marin Rowing and Three Rivers Rowing before earning her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. As a Registered Dietitian she owns her own business and has worked with top rowers across the country to help them fuel properly.

More Coaches will be named.

Daily Schedule Example:
Monday, February 21 - Evening land session(s) - intro to the week.
Tuesday - Friday, February 22 - 25 Daily Schedule:
7:30-9:00 - row
9:00-10:30 - video review and snack break
10:30-12:00 - row
12:00-2:00 - lunch break. group options will be provided
2:00-3:30 - Seminar #1
3:30-5:00 - Seminar #2

Cost: $600 for 3 days or $1000 for 5 days.

Hotel Options: - coming soon

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