Intermediate Sculling Camp – Mario Cunha


This is an intermediate sculling camp for athletes with at least one year of recent and frequent on-the-water rowing experience who are comfortable in a racing shell and able to launch and recover their boat independently. This camp is designed for rowers who want to move to the next level or brush up on their current technique. Though not a requirement, campers in this clinic ideally should be able to comfortably row about a 6-minute 1K on the water.

Rowing began as an escape from school in Zimbabwe, where I grew up. In 1985 I started as a cox for our school team. The bug bit, and I went on to row for my school at national level, winning gold. Once I left school, I was invited back to coach rowing at three top private schools in Zimbabwe. I coached over 40 children, entering them into yearly regional championships. I also led the tour to Germany in 2005 for Junior World Championships as a Zimbabwe coach. Subsequently, I was head coach for the Zimbabwe Rowing Squad that toured Botswana for the All Africa Games, as well as leading the annual tour to Canada at the Royal Canadian Henley. I was invited twice to assist in coaching for City Island Rowing, the Bronx, which was my introduction to rowing in the United States. After moving to Georgia, I coached for the Atlanta Rowing Club, holding the position of coach chairman in 2020. Moving to Arizona for business, I joined Rio Salado Rowing Club as a coach, working for the master’s competitive program. I have completed both FISA 1 and 2 courses, as well as attained British Level 2 as a qualified coach. Rowing is my passion! As anyone knows, this a hard sport mentally, physically and emotionally. I love working with a boat to get it to sing through the water and delight in each crew as they hit their individual goals, growing each time an obstacle is overcome or a mark is hit. Rowers are a special breed. I am honored to work with them.

03/17-19, 2023

Members: $525

Non-members: $575

5 spots available