On our final day, athletes were allowed to sleep in a little longer to help them prepare for the morning races. Coaches did their best to divide boats evenly to make the pieces competitive. After arriving at the Boathouse, athletes separated into their boat line ups and reviewed race plans. It was an opportunity to finalize race plans based on the weather conditions and how everyone felt.
Boats took their time to warm up on land and then launch individually. The racing distance was about 700 meters or a little over 2 minutes.
Racing was close! Coaches did a good job putting line ups together and most races had boats finishing within a length of each other. For a week worth of training and technique, that is pretty impressive consider athletes came from different rowing programs from around the country!
Following the races, athletes were able to enjoy one last breakfast in front of the Macomber Boathouse. Parents were able to watch the races and everything went smoothly. Even though nothing was at stake, some crews still decided to celebrate their “victory”. Following the morning races, athletes returned to campus for one final meeting and to pack up.
This was a great group of athletes and the week really came together. We look forward to hearing updates from what you have learned! SPARKS CONSULTING