Sweep Rowing

Program Registration

To Register for any of the Mercer Masters Programs, please visit the Masters Registration page.

No athlete may begin practicing with the team until he or she has registered online and has handed in a completed waiver form, health history questionnaire, and swim test waiver.Sunrise

Program Descriptions

Novice Fall 2018 Rowing Program

M/W/F – 5:30 – 7:00 AM

August 27 – November 2, 2018

The Novice Rowing program provides rowers who have completed the Learn to Row Program, the Adult Summer League, or equivalent the opportunity to continue developing technical rowing skills and to build fitness. The Novice program is offered three mornings a week, but you can sign up (we use TeamSnap) for the mornings that work best for you. Come as your schedule allows!

Recreational/Intermediate Fall 2018 Rowing Program

M/W/F – 5:30 – 7:00 AM

August 27 – November 2, 2018

The Recreational/Intermediate program is designed for rowers who have completed the Novice Program (or equivalent) and want a good workout but do not want to row competitively. Rowers in this program include those who would like to ultimately move on to competitive rowing but need continued technical development and fitness training. Similar to the Novice program, you can sign up for the mornings (M-W-F) that work best for you.

Mercer Masters Fall 2018 Competitive Rowing

Monday thru Friday – 5:30 – 7:00 AM

August 27 – November 2, 2018

Pre-requisites: Completion of Learn to Row, Novice Rowing, Recreational/Intermediate Rowing, or equivalent AND acceptance into the program based upon coach’s discretion.

The Competitive Program comprises athletes with a desire to race competitively and who are committed to the training necessary to compete at a high level. Training for these individuals focuses on increasing the technical skills and developing the physical strength, fitness, and stamina necessary to perform well in the competitive arena.

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Attendance and fitness are fundamental aspects of the competitive program.  As such, there is a minimum attendance policy where athletes are expected to achieve an [80%] or higher attendance rate for the current season.

Selection for the Competitive Program will be based on a combination of technical ability, fitness (i.e. erg score), potential (i.e. power to weight ratio), coachability (ability to listen and make changes) and sportsmanship, positive attitude and being a “team player”.

Participants must be willing to commit to erg tests, additional workouts, land training and weekend training time.

Fall 2018 Racing Schedule

Tail of the Fish – September 29

Head of the Housatonic – October 6

Head of the Charles – October 20 and 21

Head of the Schuylkill – October 27 and 28

 

Winter 2018-2019 Training

Pre Winter November 26 – December 21, 2018 (M/W/F)

Winter – January 2 – March 22, 2019 (Monday thru Friday)

Pre-requisites: None.

The winter is an invaluable time for rowers to fine-tune general skills and focus on developing a strong physical foundation for future competition or simply enjoy the benefits of general aerobic fitness. For novice athletes, in particular, it affords them with the opportunity to further develop the mechanics and dynamics of their stroke in a stable, flexible training environment.

The winter session provides the experienced athlete the opportunity focus upon specific, individual technical development. Training will feature a strong emphasis on individual skill, long-term physical development, and for Competitive Program participants, preparation for the summer and fall racing seasons.

Participation in Winter Training is considered mandatory for the Masters Competitive Program

The 2019 National Learn to Row Day will be TBA

Learn To Row (Summer 2019)

June – August, 2019

Pre-requisites: None, No Experience Necessary

The Learn to Row Program is offered in the summer and is designed for individuals with little or no rowing experience (or have been absent from the sport for an extended period).

Participants will attain a thorough introduction to rowing.  The focus of the program will be to develop a basic understanding of the physical and technical foundation required to confidently and successfully become proficient in the sport.

Upon successful completion of the Learn to Row program, participants will be able to join the Novice Rowing Program.

For More Information…

For more information on any of the Mercer Masters Rowing programs please call 609-799-7100.