• The Olympic Year is Officially Here – The Time for the Selection Nears

    Feb 05, 2016
    The long wait for the final year of the 2016 Olympic Cycle is finally over. From cities around the country, athletes hoping to make the Olympic and Paralympic teams that will compete this summer in Rio de Janeiro have been transitioning from the long fall and early winter days of base training and making their way to locations where they will focus on the weeks leading up to the official beginnings of the selection process.
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  • Meet Harry Nyce - “The Godfather of Race Timing”

    Feb 04, 2016
    When Harry Nyce began handling regatta timing systems, he was “writing down numbers at the Eastern Sprints. We sent the times over and put them on big poster boards.”
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  • Sally O'Connor of Avalon Just Keeps on Rowing

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thirty years ago, a young Sally O’Connor sat in front of a small, black and white television with bunny ears. On the screen flashed images of the west coast, the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California, and from her small home in Washington, D.C., it looked like the most magical thing.
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  • Ready All? Putting the Finishing Touches on a Good C.R.A.S.H.-B Training Plan

    Jan 28, 2016
    In boat clubs across the country, most rowers with the intention of racing at the C.R.A.S.H.-B sprints the last week of February in Boston, have been toiling away on rowing machines, piling up the long, steady state workouts and meters that build a good endurance base.
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  • 3-on-3: Olympic and World Champions Talk Mental Preparation For a Big Season

    Jan 27, 2016
    Three experts answer three questions, offering unique insights that have helped them and others along the way. This month, we talk mental preparation for a big season with Pete Cipollone (2004 Olympic champion coxswain), Esther Lofgren (2012 Olympic champion in the women’s eight) and Chris Kerber (two-time world champion, ’96 and 2000 Olympic alternate and current Cornell University lightweight head coach).
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  • Finding a Way to Run a Successful College Club Rowing Program

    Jan 19, 2016
    There are big differences between what a club college rowing program can do compared to a university where crew is a varsity sport, one that has academic support, scholarships and a school-funded equipment and travel budget. At schools like the University of Michigan, those elements of student-athlete life are missing, and having a sustainable operating budget depends on a combination of alumni support, donations and student fundraising.
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  • Building Healthy Rowers: Success at the 2016 Saratoga Coaches Conference

    Jan 18, 2016
    In the past year, junior rowing has seen tremendous growth across the country as USRowing events such as Youth and Club Nationals saw record numbers as new athletes pick up the sport. The 2016 Saratoga American Junior Coaching Conference took the time this year to focus on how to properly and safely incorporate eager new rowers.
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  • February Training Suggestions

    Jan 15, 2016
    February marks the return of rowing-specific preparation with continued development of the aerobic base whether on the erg or on the water. While continuing to keep a solid amount of volume and aerobic workouts (U1 and U2), coaches should begin touching the high cadence and intensity workouts as well (AT and TR-).
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  • Twenty Years of Dad Vail Leadership

    Jan 14, 2016
    Philadelphia’s Jack Galloway has been a fixture on Boathouse Row for over the past 50 years. He spent his youth rowing on the Schuylkill River and he rowed and graduated from LaSalle University where he was a Dad Vail champion.
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  • A Successful Past and Plans for the Future of PNRA

    Jan 11, 2016
    The success of the Princeton National Rowing Association since its inception in 2000 has been clear. It has developed and expanded rowing programs on Mercer Lake for masters and junior rowers and is the host base for the U.S. national team.
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