West Side Rowing Club Development Camp


Club/School Name West Side Rowing Club

Camp Start Date 12-Jun-2017
Camp End Date 13-Aug-2017

Cost of Camp $ 500.00

Rowing Disciplines Offered
Men, Women, Senior, Under 23, Lightweight, Heavyweight, Sweep, Sculling, Coxswains

Description of what is/is not included in camp cost
Regatta registration and racing shirt are included in the cost. Housing options will be available at the cost of the athlete. Athletes interested in summer jobs while in Buffalo must submit a resume and cover letter as well as a short letter to West Side Club management describing the type of jobs they are looking for.
Travel: most regattas within driving distance.

Athlete/Coxswain qualification criteria
Women: 7:20 or below 2k time ideal, but not required for open weights; 7:30 or below 2k time ideal but not required for lightweights
Men: 6:30 or below 2k time ideal, but not required for open and lightweights.

Camp Objective and Development Plan
The goals of our Development Camp are to provide an opportunity for athletes to participate in and contribute to a successful summer racing program while enabling the athletes to maximize their summer development in a selection camp environment. The program would run from June thru August. Opportunities for rowing prior to and after the listed dates are also available. All rowing would take place on the Black Rock Canal and surrounding waterways. Our Development Camp would offer open and lightweight sweep and scull rowing for US Rowing-approved athletes. 10-12 practices per week, including on- and off-water training.

Competitions Scheduled
Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia PA
West Side Invitational, Buffalo NY
St. Catharine’s Invitational
Row Ontario Championships
Canadian Henley Regatta

Coaching Staff
Michael Cute
Erin Neppel
Miles Schwartz
Sasha Baliey

Additional Information
Since 1912, the West Side Rowing Club has carried out its mission of introducing the youth of Western New York to the sport of rowing. To date, members of West Side have represented the United States in six Olympic Games, five Pan-American Games, twenty-three World Championships and twelve Junior World Championship events. West Side and U.S. National team alumni and members include Tom Murray, Don Smith, Jim Neil, Kevin Cotter Marty Crotty and current members Tom Terhaar and Steve Coppola. As we continue building on our rich rowing tradition, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the development of our athletes and provide them with the finest rowing experience possible.

Over the past two decades, our Senior Summer programs have achieved a level of prominence among the Nation’s best rowing clubs. This program has helped to inspire and guide our junior athlete base and enhanced the overall rowing experience for all of our competitive athletes. To take our rowing programs to the next level and to help contribute to US Rowing’s continued development of Senior-level talent, we are seeking the USRowing designation for a recognized Senior Development Camp.

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