Ready, Row! USA #7 – Mid-Winter Boost

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Time for some cheering up amid the mid-winter blues?  Listen to the Ready Row USA team’s update on US Rowing Club news.  See Show Notes, below, for links to all the clubs, events and anniversaries mentioned.

Show Notes

Welcome to the Episode #6 of the Ready, Row! USA podcast. We are part of the international RowingChat network. You can subscribe there to receive notifications of upcoming shows, send in news tips, and join our community.

HOST: Charlotte Pierce, masters sculler at Community Rowing, Boston and publisher at Pierce Press.

THIS WEEK’S NEWS: Commentary by Mark Wilson


  • Row 2K News: http://www.row2k.com: Schulkill dredging, Martin Co. bacteria, ocean/open water, up & coming collegiate


Preventing Masters Rowing Injuries: Dr. Erin McConnell, a former IRL fellow at Community Rowing in Boston and current Doctor of Physical Therapy is specialized in rowing-related injuries and is very passionate about helping rowers move better in order to prevent overuse injuries. The workshop was on Sunday, March 6, 4 pm, and there may be a recording: Contact CRI via the website or call 617-779-8267.

Rio Salado Rowing Club in Tempe, AZ is holding rowing camps from February through March for scullers & sweep rowers with guest coaches. Full listings on Regatta Central, or contact Peter Figgins at 802-578-2541.

Sarasota County Rowing Club hosts the Sarasota Invitational Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park on February 22-24. Masters compete on Sunday. Vespoli, Resolute, and Hudson can supply you with state-of-the-art boat rentals. Come thaw out in Florida! Visit the website or call Julie Brown at  203-858-6806.

CNY Sweep Rowing out of Liverpool, NY is planning an exciting slate of 2019 events. Email [email protected] or call Scott Laffer at 315-569-6228.

Bend the Blade presents “At the Catch: The First Annual Rowing Symposium for Masters Women,” in Northampton, MA on March 23. Additional workshops and symposia are scheduled for 2019. Visit the website or call Reba Knickerbocker at 413-923-2923

All American Rowing Camp Ready, Row! USA correspondent Mark Wilson and his All-American Rowing Camp co-founder Jim Dietz offer winter camps in Florida, plus on-demand camps around the country. AARC international highlights include a week of sculling and sightseeing in Sibenik, Croatia with future trips to Portugal. A camp prior to the Silverskiff in Turin Italy is also in the works for November. Visit the website or call Mark at 865-441-0880 to set up a camp at your own club.

Swan Creek Rowing Club of Lambertville, NJ is named for the Swan Creek, a leading tributary flowing through Lambertville, New Jersey, to the Delaware River. Our club was founded in 1992 by individuals interested in promoting rowing in the area. Members are from diverse backgrounds and vary from novice rowers to those who have maintained a lifelong interest in rowing. While many gained their experience in college we also have a good amount who showed up for Learn to Row and stayed. We share a common bond in our love of the river. Visit the website or call Trish Riley at 215-872-5611.

WeCanRow DC Join Breast Cancer Survivors in the Washington DC area for a Learn to Row weekend, May 24-26, 2019. Since 2005, WeCanRow DC has been introducing women recovering from breast cancer treatment to a new way to exercise and a new community of support and encouragement. Open to women in all stages of recovery. Call Doris Parker at 571-217-1545.

US Rowing For all things rowing, including the occasional job posting, visit the website of US Rowing, aka the United States Rowing Association or call 609-851-0709.

Belmont Rowing Center in Belmont, NC holds the annual Hammerfest Indoor Race, Feb. 23: Have a love-hate relationship with the erg? Looking to set a 2k time for spring season? Just looking to get some hardware? Regardless of your reason, get ready to drop the hammer and kick it into overdrive with 500s, 1000s, and 2000s. There’s also going to be fun stuff such as coxswain races, relays, and a quick Learn to Erg (to get your spouse/parents/friends to sweat a bit as well). Call Kate Hebdon at 704-989-1678.

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