December 26, 2010

2010-11 USRowing Men’s and Women's National Team ID Camp in Oklahoma City

2010-11 USRowing Men’s and Women's National Team ID Camp - Oklahoma City

The USRowing Men’s and Women's Identification Camp is to identify athletes throughout the United States with U-23 or Senior National Team potential. These camp offers the opportunity for athletes across the country to:
  • Demonstrate their talents on the erg and potentially on the water
  • Mix it up with other talented athletes
  • Learn more about the national team
  • Meet national team coaches
This is also a chance for national team coaches to identify top athletes earlier in the year in order to effectively direct them to camps that will further their potential: Freshman Camp, Development, Pre-Elite, U-23 Selection, Senior Selection, etc.

Target Athletes:

The open camp in OKC is targeted to collegiate men or women with U-23 or Senior National Team potential and aspirations. Those who are recently out of college or in graduate school also are encouraged to attend.

Rowers: Male rowers can be aspiring to the U-23 or Senior National Team with an erg range under 6:10 for 2k and 19:30 for 6k for open weight men and 6:25 for 2k and 20:20 for 6k for lightweight men.

For open weight female rowers, the erg range is under 7:15 for 2k or 23:15 for 6k.

Coxswains: We will need 2-3 coxswains per camp. However, this is not intended to be a coxswain identification camp. Coxswains can learn, possibly assist and have the opportunity to cox or ride in a launch if space is available. Please contact me if you have an interested coxswain.

Date and Location:

The camp will consist of erg testing and presentations about test results, summer rowing opportunities, national team q &a etc. Erg testing will include a max power test, one-minute test and a 30-minute test. A limited number of athletes will be selected to row based on their erg performance. The tentative schedule is below. Specific details and schedule will be sent to participants prior to the camp.

Saturday, Jan. 15: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oklahoma City, Ok - Boathouse District


Please sign up at least one week before the scheduled event.


Please e-mail Jeremy Ivey at with the following information for interested athletes: name of athlete/s, USRowing number, e-mail address, age, year in school, height, weight, preferred side, sculling experience (race experience yes/no) and erg scores (2k and 6k or the equivalent).

Confirmation e-mails will be sent to athletes with more detailed information about two weeks before each camp date.

Each athlete must be a current member of USRowing. If they are not, please have them register or renew their full privileged membership at This membership is valid for a full year and is required to attend USRowing camps in the summer as well.

Additionally, each athlete must complete a USRowing waiver also available at
There will be a $20 fee for each camp participant. The fee will be collected on-site the day of the camp and can be paid by cash or check made payable to Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation.

Other Men's Camp Dates and Locations:

Sunday, Nov. 14            9 a.m-2 p.m.            Princeton, N.J.            Princeton University
Saturday, Nov. 20            11 a.m.-4 p.m.            Charlottesville, Va.            University of Virginia
Sunday, Dec. 12                  1 p.m.-6 p.m.            Boston, Mass.            Harvard’s Newell Boathouse
Saturday, Jan. 22                  11 a.m.-4 p.m.            Seattle, Wash.            University of Washington
Sunday, Jan. 30                  9 a.m.-2 p.m.            San Francisco, Calif.                        UC Berkeley

Other Women's Camp Dates and Locations:

Sunday, November 14            9 a.m.- 2 p.m.            Princeton, N.J.            Princeton University
Saturday, November 20                  11 a.m.-4 p.m.            Charlottesville, Va.            University of Virginia
Sunday, November 21                  9 a.m.-2 p.m.            Bloomington, Ind.            Indiana University
Saturday, January 15            9 a.m.-2 p.m.            Oklahoma City, Okla.            Chesapeake Boathouse
Saturday, January 22            11 a.m.-4 p.m.            Seattle, Wash.            University of Washington
Sunday, January 30            9 a.m.-2 p.m.            San Francisco, Calif.            UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 12                  9 a.m.-2 p.m.            Los Angeles, Calif.            UCLA

December 16, 2010

Santa Fe High School Rowing Team says "Thanks!"

The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation received the following letter from the Santa Fe South Rowing team who participated in the RIVERSPORT High School Rowing League during the 2010 fall season. Members of the OKC NHPC Stuart Sloan, Brandon Shald and Meg George coached the five teams in the league.

We would like you to know how much we enjoyed the privilege to participate in this program. The eleven of us who made up our team come from diverse backgrounds, socially, academically, and physically. While we are often given the opportunity at our school to mix with other students from different social and academic circumstances, for some, this was one of the rare occasions to participate in a team sport and even any sport at all. For others, this was simply a chance to be involved with a different type of team sport.

We signed up for the rowing team for various reasons, but each of us wanted the challenge of doing something new and unique. In the process of learning the mechanics and attempting to become a team, we have learned not only to appreciate the sport of rowing but hopefully to apply the lessons learned in our practices which will help us in our academic endeavors and in our lives. A few of us are now ready to continue on the path, whether it includes joining the junior rowing team or continuing on a college team; most are at least eagerly anticipating the opportunity to participate in another water sports program as well as to increase our knowledge and abilities of rowing.

We may have finished this course – and even done well in placing second in the races thanks to our dedicated coach, Stewart, but we are not done with rowing. Our oars are set and prepared to propel us forward into our futures, futures that we now believe will contain the opportunity to pursue the fun and challenging sport of rowing. So, we would like to offer our thanks to you and your company for making possible our participation in the school rowing program this year.


The Santa Fe South Rowing Team 2010

December 10, 2010

Finishing Touches: The Devon Boathouse

Installed Hypoxic Room (Altitude) Equipment

Indoor Propulsion Swimming Pool
View from the Devon Boathouse Observation Deck

Main Launch Area

Athlete Ice Bath

Happy Holidays !!

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