Following an exciting learn-to-row season, one which stirred up lots of excitement for the fall modified season, SRA is proud to present the 2014 Preparation Camp. Coach Manny will lead this camp, which is intended to act as a bridge to the fall competitive season for those who just completed a learn-to-row or modified season. We will offer three 1-week programs: August 4th to 8th, August 11th to the 14th (No August 15th), and August 18th to the 22nd. The cost will be $150 for 1 week, $200 for two weeks, and $250 for three weeks. This camp will focus primary on continued technical development and prepare athletes to row better this September. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Manny or Susan in the office! To sign up, click Programs on the header above and go to "Register Now."
Last week on the 4th of July SRA had a good sized contingent of rowers to show up to run the Firecracker 4 miler in downtown Saratoga. There was a good sample of the SRA community both racing and volunteering: There were mod rowers, junior rowers, alumni, coaches and masters running on what turned out to be a beautiful day. The group ran 4 miles each, of varying paces,and everyone finished their run. It's nice to be able to get out and enjoy event sometimes, especially events that are so near and benefit th other teams in Saratoga. That's All, Until Next Time.
The Spring racing season over, but things don't stay quiet on Fish Creek for too long. This week Fish Creek is playing host to the first of 3 weeks of Junior Development sculling camps. Girls from as far as South Florida and Portland, Oregon have made the trip out to Saratoga in order to gain and sharpen their sculling skills.
While the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are strong regions known for producing fast sculling squads the first week of camp has a particuarly small local region group as the New York regents affect in State rowers and make up days affect a lot of the other rowers in the region. The girls who were able to participate in this weeks camp have seen excellent weather so far in what is shaping up to be a hot summer. The late thaw and the days we asked it to be a little warmer seem like a distant memory now.
The Spring season is in the books! SRA concluded a sucessful spring season by hosting the inaugural National Schools' Championship Regatta. The regatta which was able to attract schools from many parts of the country saw some fast racing in the first year. We were fortunate to enjoy great weather and low winds for the regatta.
Congratulations to all the Champions and crews who made the trip this year. We hope next year will see more of the highly contested racing we saw this year.
The National Schools Regatta is our final race of the spring, and a new race to crown the Champion of all scholastic leagues (Prep and Public).
Watch the live feed from the finish line here (pause one of them if you are on your computer -- the bottom one is for iPhone streaming)