Every winter and early spring (January–March), Rio offers rowing camps open to our own rowers and visitors from all over the country. Head Coach Peter Figgins recruits top-notch coaches for leveled clinics that provide personalized instruction to help you improve your technical skills. Clinics typically run two to three days and include on-the-water and land instruction, video reviews, a daily brunch or lunch break, a camp dinner and a cool tee-shirt to prove you’ve rowed in the desert.
For new rowers to review the fundamentals of the rowing stroke and correct boat handling. You must have completed Rio’s Intro to Rowing course or demonstrate comparable experience.
For athletes with at least one year of recent and frequent on-the-water rowing experience. You must be comfortable in a racing shell and able to launch and recover a boat independently.
For athletes who have rowed consistently for at least two years, have competent steering and boat handling skills and can row safely without constant supervision. You must also be able to launch and recover your boat independently and, if you flip, either re-enter the boat or swim it to shore.
For athletes who have the skills of an advanced rower and want to focus on the technical skills needed for racing. You must also have the fitness to maintain high stroke ratings for at least six minutes.