Seattle Rowing Center is a nationally and internationally recognized club of high school student athletes. In our first six years of existence, SRC athletes have won 10 Youth National Championships, medaled in an additional 9, and had more than 19 members make National Teams and a few medaled. The team is built on sound philosophy and training methods. Our weekends of racing are a culmination of hard work and dedication to the process. The SRC staff is tireless in their efforts to provide positive experiences on the racecourse. It is frequently not about whether you won or lost, but rather what did you learn and take with you the next time you sit on the start line.
The philosophy that drives the program will instill the proper rowing and racing fundamentals in each participant. While not every athlete will, or wants to, become a world champion, they will learn how to be good teammates and good citizens, and how to overcome obstacles and barriers. If you want to be a member of a close-knit family that works hard, has a ton of fun, and values each member for their role on the SRC team…
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Our Novice Racing Team
Our Novice Racing Team is a feeder to our Nationally successful Junior Racing Team. The athletes are all in their first year of rowing competition. Some come from our Middle School and/or Summer Camp recreational programs. Some come with no previous experience in the sport. All are welcome, and all are encouraged to commit themselves to understand the dedication and work ethic necessary to find success in this sport.
The Novice Racing Team mimics the philosophy and training methods of the Junior Racing Team adjusted for the skill, age, and knowledge of first year racing athletes.
Like the varsity this is a dedicated commitment to the team and a year of training.
The Flow of the Year
Fall Focus: Fundamentals of rowing, racing, and fitness. Races are longer and similar to cross country in endurance, focus, and toughness.
Winter Focus: Developing the mental and physiological aspects necessary for the two thousand meter sprint races of the spring. We participate in erg (rowing machine) races to keep the competitiveness fresh and analyze our mental and race strategies.
Spring, the True Race Season: The previous two seasons were building blocks for a successful spring race campaign. In each race from March through June we are trying to tie everything we have learned while tweaking to find our best combination of boats and events. We travel up and down the west coast for competitions and culminate at the NW Regional Championships in May, and Youth National Championships in June.
Note: We have a parent manual to help parents understand the sport, its jargon and complexities. We also suggest reading about our Junior racing team to understand how we focus on developing champion people and focus on individual and team goals to measure our success.