bg-3 Sparks Rowing at Wesleyan – Session II – Middletown, CT – Final Day

Sparks Rowing at Wesleyan – Session II – Middletown, CT – Final Day

Sparks Rowing at Wesleyan – Session II – Middletown, CT – Final Day


RACE DAY!

On our Final Day, campers, coxswains, and coaches were able to sleep in to prepare for RACE DAY! Coaches will put together even line ups for a series of races downstream. Coxswains are rotated, so that all coxswains have a chance to race and practice – launching a crew, warming up a crew, lining up a crew, and staying on course. Coach MacDermott and Coach McElhenney met with coxswains for the final time to go over the boat line ups, as well as the traffic pattern.

But first, a team picture!

“SPARKS ROWING AT WESLEYAN 2015 – WEEK 2”

And of course the silliness began!

“JUMP, JUMP!”

“Final Coxswain Meeting”

Following pictures and the coxswains’ meeting, athletes met with their racing line ups, and began getting on the course. Some boats took that time to show their “WAR” faces!

“Calm before the storm..”

 

“Smile…”

“WAR face!”

“Now THAT’S a WAR face!”

“Junior Women”

“Junior Men!”

Racing began on time, and athletes and coxswains had to adapt to their new line ups after each piece. Coxswains were rotated so they had to adjust to connecting with a new crew, while athletes had to adjust to having someone new giving them commands and motivating them.

“Coxswains waiting to be rotated…”

“Which one would you pick? – WAR FACES!”

“Learn to Row’s launching for their FIRST RACE!”

“RACING!”

RACING VIDEO!

Junior Women!

Junior Boys!

Learn to Row’s hold everyone OFF!

Junior Boys! A nail biter!

 

“Learn to Row’s with Coach Belmonte, celebrate their first victory!”

FINAL THOUGHTS

Campers and Parents gathered together in front of the Macomber Boathouse for Coach Kevin MacDermott’s final thought. Coach MacDermott introduced the coaching staff as well as the counselors who helped keep the campers on time, and on task. Both campers and coxswains received written evaluations (coxswains received evaluations all week) at the close of camp so they know what they need to work on for the upcoming fall seasons. Overall Week 2 was a success, and our campers left happy and faster. At SPARKS, we will continue to act as a resource for your athlete for all things rowing, coxing, and the college recruiting process.

 

FAREWELL SUMMER OF 2015 AND BE SURE TO CHECKOUT OUR WINTER CAMPS AND REGISTER FOR 2016!

 

 

 

 

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