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Winter High Performance Camp (junior Girls) Dec. 27 - 31

Well that was fast. With fall season moving into the rearview, winter is coming, which means spring sprints, regionals and nationals are just around the corner so this is the perfect time to up your game. Northwest Rowing Center is offering a Winter High Performance Camp for junior girls who are serious about rowing after high school or just want to take their skills to the next level.

The goal is to provide participants with an understanding of technique and training in order to help each achieve their personal goals, and space is limited to 10 off-island athletes to allow for maximum individual attention. Camp will include three sessions per day: two on the water (sculling and sweeping, predominantly small boats; weather dependent) and one land-based, as well as daily video analysis.

Ideally suited to high school sophomores and juniors, though seniors and freshmen will be considered on an individual basis.

Cabin accommodation and meals will be provided by Camp Burton Retreat and Conference Center. Camp Burton is home to the Burton Beach Rowing Club, Northwest Rowing Center and one of the best chefs on the island. Boat launching is a two minute walk from the cabins — participants should make sure to bring water shoes (Crocs work very well) as this is a beach-launching site. There will be a female chaperone on site at all times.


Dec. 27 11 a.m. group meeting followed by on-the-water session

Dec. 28-30 three training sessions/day as previously described, weather permitting

Dec. 31 Morning on-the-water session, followed by camp debrief

Coaching: Camp will be run by Northwest Rowing Center’s Richard Parr (see About Us and Testimonials for more about Richard). At the past three Junior World Championships, only two female athletes from the Northwest have achieved medals. Both were coached by Richard as juniors, from the time they were novices. And six of NWRC’s summer high performance athletes competed at the most recent Head of the Charles, achieving gold, silver and bronze medals, fourth, 18th and 20th places collectively.

COST: $1,000 (includes accommodation, meals, equipment use and coaching) Transportation to-from Vashon is not included.

Contact Richard Parr for more information, eligibility requirements and to register. richard@northwestrowingcenter.com

Just kidding, it hardly ever snows here … (Photo: Sarah Low)

Just kidding, it hardly ever snows here … (Photo: Sarah Low)

Photo by Comstock/Stockbyte / Getty Images

Photo by Comstock/Stockbyte / Getty Images


COMING IN JANUARY: Rigging Clinic for coaches and Assistant coaches

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