2008 Senior Development Camp
To allow athletes to gain experience in a selection camp environment.
To enable athletes to maximize their summer development as quickly and effectively as possible.
To provide an opportunity for top athletes to participate in, and contribute to, an extremely successful summer racing program (six National Championships and twelve other Nationals medal-winning boats in the past seven years; top boats 72-1 in regional regattas over the past six years).
To bring top athletes not yet noticed by USRowing and the National
Team program to the attention of USRowing and the National Team
The Chicago Rowing Center site on
in Blue Island, IL, just across the
Channel (the body of water on which CRC trains) from the southern
Chicago, and 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. CRC is 2 minutes
from I-57, and 3 minutes from the Metra commuter rail line. The Cal-Sag
Channel is the site of CRC’s
fall race for Division I universities. The portion of the Channel
used by CRC will be a No Wake zone beginning spring 2008.
Gateway Regatta, St. Louis, MO -- Saturday, June 28
Grand Regatta, Grand Rapids, MI -- Saturday, July 5
Chicago Sprints, Chicago, IL -- Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13
USRowing National Club Championships, Camden County, NJ -- Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20
USRowing National Championships, West Windor, NJ -- Thursday, June 26 through Saturday, June 29 (tentative)
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta -- Monday,
August 5 through Sunday, August 10 (tentative)
Monday through Thursday afternoons/evenings
Saturday and Sunday mornings
Monday through Thursday mornings
The rowing schedule will easily accommodate
job and internship schedules.
Sweep (2-, 4+, 8+)
Sculling (1x, 2x, 4x)
All rowers are welcome to apply. While it is expected that most, or all, accepted Open applicants will be under 7:20, and most, or all, accepted Lightweight applicants will be under 7:35, with many athletes well under those standards, it is possible that some athletes who have not yet achieved those scores will be invited to participate.
All coxswains are welcome to apply. While it is expected that all accepted coxswains will be in the top boat in their college program (Varsity level or Freshman level), it is possible that some coxswains who have not yet made the top boat in their program will be invited to participate.
Rowers and coxswains must apply by May 23. Particularly outstanding applicants will be notified of their acceptance immediately. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 26.
To receive an
application, please e-mail
email@example.com (specify rower or coxswain).
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