Summer High Performance Camp

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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 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 USRowing Summer Nationals in Cincinnati, OH. 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. 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.

Room & Board - We provide housing while both in Sarasota and Cincinnati. You will also receive all meals. 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.

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.

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:

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 two practices and some other educational sessions.

Apply Here!

Cost: The program will be $5,700. This cost includes all room and board (housing and food) for the entire camp both in Sarasota and Cincinnati. It also includes transportation to Cincinnati but rowers will either be picked up in Cincinnati or need to purchase a flight home from the Cincinnati airport (which we'll be able to provide shuttles to the airport after racing is complete). We highly encourage everyone to stay with the team and be able to live and breath the experience. We will offer $1,000 off if you want to provide your own housing and food while we are in Sarasota. We can say from experience, that your camp experience is often better if you are able to live with the rest of the team. The team bonding experience can be a very valuable part of the experience.

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2021 Summer Nationals Women's Open 8+ silver medalists

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2021 Summer Nationals U19 Men's 8+ silver medalists

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Questions can be directed to rick@sarasotacrew.org