DC Strokes’ Pre-Season Camp is back, kicking off the
club’s 20th rowing season in high-speed fashion and giving rowers an
immersion course on the water after the land-locked off season.
three-day camp at the Anacostia Boathouse, March 18-20, will give
participants more than 10 hours of water time, equating to nearly two
weeks of regular practice for most rowers or one week for competitive
team rowers. The event will focus on rowing technique, including
coached rows, erging sessions, stretching and land-based exercises, and
is ideally suited for second-year rowers, though all rowers are
“The camp is a great
opportunity to get out on the water numerous times over the weekend,”
said DC Strokes Program Director Arend Fish, who said he’s been with
the team ever since falling in love with the sport during the 2008
Learn-to-Row class. “The camp provides you the opportunity to apply the
feedback you’ve received from your coaches regarding your technique,
areas to focus on and the opportunity to jump start the season right.”
who has been rowing with DC Strokes for four seasons and has been on
the competitive team for the past two years, said the condensed time on
the water is just what rowers need to get their focus back after their
hiatus, kicking off the season with some positive energy and technical
Participants will walk
away from this camp with “areas to focus on with their technique, a
sense of camaraderie and accomplishment for attending what can be a
physically challenging weekend. Hopefully with the energy to make DC
Strokes 20th season a great one,” he said.
“And with anything you are trying to master, the more practice you get, the better.”
The camp is $50 for three days, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is open to members and nonmembers.
always, March can be unpredictable for weather. Please be sure to come
prepared for any weather situation. Participants will be on the water
as much as possible.