3-week Residential and Day Camp, June 18 – July 10
June 18 – July 5: Seattle, to Train and Develop
July 5 – 10: BCChamps to Race, Victoria, BC
Boys and Girls entering grades 8 – 12 in Fall 2017.
Previous rowing experience required.
Residential Camp HERE
Day Camp: HERE
About SRC Racing Camp:
Our three-week camp focuses on teaching the strategies, training, and techniques to prepare for a BIG RACE. Regardless of your skill level or racing history, you will improve your knowledge and skill base in racing situations. A notebook or journal will be provided because we will compress the ideas and methods of a whole year preparation, and you should be taking notes daily. Almost all aspects will be touched on. Mental training and successful workout strategies will be woven throughout our daily practices, and going through a selection process and learning to train in a rigorous environment.
We strive to teach you how to enjoy the process and will incorporate trips to local sites in Seattle to balance the intensity. The camp culminates with high-quality racing at BC Champs, in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Athletes will be encouraged to race in a higher level of competition than normal to demand the execution of the techniques, both mental and physical, you have been learning throughout the camp.
We hope you choose to join us and up your game in the sport!
Residential Arrival Date: June 18
Flying Into SEATAC arrive between Noon and 5:00 PM for group transport
Drop Off – at SPU between Noon and 5PM, details to follow
Departure Date: July 10
Flying out of SEATAC- book flight departure for 1:30 or later as we will transport all campers who are flying to the airport at 11AM.
Pick Up? Seattle Rowing Center, Exact Time TBD
Housing in Seattle:
Seattle Pacific University, 3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA, 98119
Housing in Victoria:
University of Victoria Campus
All Included, SRC, SPU, and UVic
Daily Schedule (tentative):
5:00 AM: Wake up, walk to SRC
5:30 – 7:30 AM: First Practice
7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 AM: Rest and individual meetings with coaches
11:30 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 PM: Second Practice
3:30 – 5:30 PM: Lectures, Demonstrations, Workshop, Fun!
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 PM: Games and Social
9:30 PM: Lights Out!
Next AM, REPEAT
Items to Bring to Camp:
Participants must furnish their own towels, sheets (twin) and toiletry items. Campers should bring clothing for both land and water workouts including running shoes, a light rain jacket and flip flops along with a swimsuit, water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses. When not in a sports session, dress is casual. Seattle summers can range from cool (40F) and damp to hot(80F) and dry. Please pack for the whole range. Alarm clocks are required as practice will start early to get the best water of the day. We strongly discourage you from bringing any valuables to camp. SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Residential Cost $4,500 – REGISTER
Includes all Room, Board, Training, Equipment, Racing Expenses
Day Camper Cost $2,300 – REGISTER
Includes Breakfast & Lunch, Training, Equipment, Racing Expenses
Health and Insurance:
Cost for all treatment of injuries and hospitalization for illnesses or injuries during the camp will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian of participant.
About Our Coaches:
Conal Groom: As an Olympian and nine-time U.S. National Team member Conal brings a wealth of first hand experience and knowledge to every athlete who chooses to train with him. His genuine passion for the development process; technical, physiological and mental, motivates his athletes to test their limits in practice and on the racecourse. Conal’s approach is a mix of time tested Eastern European techniques on and off the water coupled with an increasing array of high tech assessment tools and the knowledge they provide. In eight years Conal has gathered an impressive resume of coaching successes: Jr. Worlds W1x Bronze 2006, Silver 2008, U-23 W1X Bronze 2010, coached a wide range of athletes to spots on Jr, U-23, Senior and Olympic Teams, 8 Youth Nationals Titles (2006-2013), Gold in Men’s Youth 2x at HOCR, multiple Senior and Elite titles at USRowing Nationals, 5 SDCC titles, coach for Senior Worlds WL4X 2006 , W1X 2010, Jr Worlds M4X 2012, Jr Worlds M1x, 2x and 4X 2013 & 2014. Conal is thrilled by the opportunity to become part of the Junior National Development Team and looks forward to overseeing a full development camp.
Carol Nagy has been active in the Seattle rowing community for more than 30 years, coaching Juniors for the last seven. As the parent of an International rower, competitor herself, USRA Referee, Coach, School Activist, and Small Business owner, Carol brings her full range of passions and knowledge to building a solid foundation and future at SRC and its vision to develop athletes successfully on the International stage. Of the many hats Carol wears, her favorite is introducing eager, young athletes to the sport of rowing. Each day, holding them to the highest standards of good technique in small boats, respect for developing physiology, mental tenacity and flexibility… and then watching the joy they find in being successful on the race course and in life.