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Moving Forward

By Ryan Sparks · January, 2013

The weather in San Diego makes it very difficult to have a bad day. It’s been in the sixties and sunny since we arrived. Today we focused on more intensity while utilizing Anderson to talk more about recovery, stretching, and nutrition.

We find that as the kids dig deeper into their second and third sessions of the day that camp begins less to feel less like ‘camp’ and more like an actual team. Our mission here beyond getting a quick technical workout is to inspire kids to move forward in their rowing and give them the tools to do so. While this is important and we are providing tools for kids from established programs, it is absolutely vital for kids who may be the best in their smaller programs.

The schedule for tomorrow will be racing from 8-9:30 AM — parents are welcome, though viewing may be obscured based on weather. There will be a wrap up by coaches from 9:30 to ten and then check out will be in the hotel lobby from 11 until noon.


Below you can find links to learn more about Sparks Rowing camps.

Our coxswain’s only camp  has been a great experience, follow the link for more information.  Or, read some excerpts from the the coxswain only rowing camp blog.  Our next round of summer camp information can be found here.  Follow this link for information on our New Zealand rowing camp and here for their NZ camp blog (with some great videos).  We also have some great information on our winter rowing camp  and you can get another perspective through our blog on the advanced winter rowing camp here.

Lastly, if you’re interested in our consulting services, we help guide college bound high school athletes through the college recruiting process for rowing colleges and universities.  Learn more at


Thanks for sharing!