2022 Winter Camps

Rio Salado Rowing Club presents the 2022 Arizona Winter Rowing Camps

NOTE: If you want to be notified when more information is available for the 2022 Winter Camps, please email Kristine Malcolm at vanyler@gmail.com

★   Overview

★   Dates - TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE FALL

★   Levels and requirements

★   Coaches - TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE FALL

★   Sample Daily Schedule 

★   Registration OPEN IN THE FALL

★   Rio Salado Rowing Club and our Venue       


OVERVIEW

We offer adult rowing camps from late January to mid March, with levels for beginners to advanced rowers, sculling and sweep rowing.  The coaches provide a detailed daily video review with each rower, to identify technical aspects of the stroke and guidance for improvement.  This video review takes place between the morning and afternoon sessions, at which time lunch will be provided.  A camp dinner is also included for all participants.  Program Director:  Coach Figgins can be reached at peterf@rowrio.org


CAMP DATES  -  TBD


Private lessons are available from all three coaches when they are here for their camps.    Info about how to register for private lessons will be posted on this website by December.  Email Program Director Peter Figgins if you are interested.  peterf@rowrio.org


CAMP LEVELS

Beginner

People who have never been in a boat or have up to one year of sculling.  This is a beginners’ class introducing and instructing the basics.

 

Intermediate

Rowers with at least 6-12 months of recent and frequent sculling experience, are comfortable in a racing shell, able to launch/recover the boat independently. Includes sweep rowers with little or no sculling experience.

 

Intermediate to Advanced

Rowers who have sculled consistently and regularly for at least one year with competent steering and boat handling skills. Able to operate a boat independently and safely without assistance and the constant supervision of a coach. Ability to re-enter a boat after flipping or swim it to the shore to re-enter. Able to launch/recover the boat independently.

 

Advanced 

In addition to the skills listed for intermediate rowing level, this level is designed specifically for rowers who want to focus on the technical skills and fitness levels needed for competitive racing. 

 

Please be certain that you register for the appropriate level camp.   Upon registration, participants will be emailed a survey to gather necessary information to ensure all rowers are in the correct level, so they will have a safe and successful camp experience.  Contact Program Director Peter Figgins if you have any questions about which level is correct for you.  peterf@rowrio.org

 

 

COACHES  -  TBD

 

Peter Figgins  Program Director  Head Coach Rio Salado Rowing Club

Peter Figgins began his rowing career as a masters rower with Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to his work with Rio Salado Rowing Club, he serves as the Program Director and Head Coach with the Tempe Junior Crew.  Prior to coming to Arizona Peter worked with the Craftsbury Sculling Center, was Head Coach for the University of Vermont Men's Crew and began his coaching career with Taylor Allderdice high school in Pittsburgh.  Coach Figgins can be reached at peterf@rowrio.org 


TYPICAL CAMP SCHEDULE

 

Day prior to camp: 

Out of town campers arrive, as camp starts early on day one.

Day 1

6:30am arrival

Land demonstration and Coach talk: Aspects of the stroke cycle and technique topics.


 


8:00

Session #1 on the water:  Coaches circulating for individual coaching and feedback.

 



10:30

Lunch and video review.   Healthy lunch from a local eatery is provided.  Time and space to stretch and prepare for the afternoon session.

 



1:00

Session #2 on the water:  Work on technique issues identified from video review.  Coaches circulating for continued coaching and feedback.

 



3:30

Boats away and free time.

 



6:00

Camp Dinner at a local restaurantwhich is included in the price for campers.  This is a great time to get to know your camp-mates and coaches!

Day 2

9:30am arrival

Coach talk and review: Common themes from Day 1, technique and performance topics.

 



10:00

Session #1 on the water:  Coaches circulating for individual coaching and feedback.

 



12:30

Lunch and video review.   Healthy lunch from a local eatery is provided.  Time and space to stretch and prepare for the afternoon session.

 



3:00

Session #2 on the water:  Work on technique issues identified from video review.  Coaches circulating for continued coaching and feedback.


 


5:30pm

Boats away and free time.

Day 3 

7:30am arrival

Coach talk and review: Common themes from Day 1&2, technique and performance topics.

 



8:30

Session on the water:  Coaches circulating for individual coaching and feedback.



 

11:00

Closing remarks and Q & A.

 



Out by 12:00

Flights out should be 2:00pm and later on the last day of camp.

Schedule is subject to change.  Exact times and further details will be sent out to participants upon camp registration.

INCLUDED IN CAMP:  Rio Salado Rowing Club Winter Camp original t-shirt, necessary equipment, lunch, and a team dinner.   Accommodations not included.  Suggestions for accommodations will be sent out to participants upon registration.  Schedule is subject to change.  Exact times and further details will be sent out to participants upon camp registration.   


REGISTRATION

AVAILABLE in the FALL 2021

Note: you must create an account to register.  If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please contact Kristine Malcolm at vanyler@gmail.com  


Payment must be received in full at the time of registration.  

A $50 discount will be applied to RSRC members with an annual membership.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with detailed information about your camp.

If you and others want to be coached together in a particular lineup, you may do so.  In that case, each rower needs to register individually, and then note this preference in the participant survey you will receive once registration is complete.

Please be certain that you are registering for the appropriate level camp.   See above “Camp Levels” for details. Contact Program Director Peter Figgins for more information.  peterf@rowrio.org


If you want to arrive early or stay additional days, you may schedule private or small group lessons with your coach, subject to the coach’s availability.  Info about how to register for private lessons will be posted on this website by December.  You may also guest row with RSRC club.  Additional charges apply.  Email Program Director Peter Figgins if you are interested or for more information.   peterf@rowrio.org



Camp Cancellation Policy

45+ days prior to first day of your camp:               90% refund 

30-45 days prior to first day of your camp:            75% refund  

<30 days prior to the first day of your camp:         zero refund

 

THE VENUE  Rio Salado Rowing Club 

RSRC rows on Tempe Town Lake, with 3500 meters of beautiful, flat water.   Tempe Town Lake historically was a natural river (the Salt River or Rio Salado in Spanish) which was dammed in 1999 to create Town Lake.  The weather is usually sunny, 65-75* January – March.   Attractions include Sedona, the Grand Canyon, museums, hiking, shopping and great food, and baseball’s Spring Training starts in late February!  Details about local activities will be emailed upon registration. 

Our boathouse is an outside, fenced-in enclosure, under a large overpass, so in continual shade, with plenty of fresh air.

The boathouse and venue are 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

 

COVID19 CONSIDERATIONS

Available in the Fall 2021

 

Questions about coaching or camp levels? Email Coach Peter at peterf@rowrio.org

Questions about anything else?  Email Kristine Malcolm at vanyler@gmail.com

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