Eights train at Sparks Rowing Development Camp on Lake Hayes in Queenstown, New Zealand. (Shot for camp film, “Get On With It.”) Winter Sweep Camp

Winter Sweep Rowing Camp Overview

Our winter sweep camp in Tampa is a small, intensive 4 day camp open to all but designed for athletes with at least one semester of rowing experience who’d like to find insight and an edge before the spring season and/or USRowing ID camps. Our summer rowing camps are about helping athletes connect better with the sport, and Tampa is a shorter (the camp is 4 days) but more intense (athletes train three times a day) extension of that format.

We seek to engage athletes to have an active mind in Tampa, which can be particularly important during the monotonous winter months in our sport. This can mean in depth discussions of everything from nutrition to current training trends in our sport. We employ head and senior assistant collegiate coaches. Our staff is committed. Some are Olympians, some have coached national teams, and all currently work full-time in rowing. We employ our proven standards with good ratios and private coaching.

Be sure to read the winter camp blog from last year’s camp.

Winter Sweep Rowing Camp Coaching Staff

Nich Parker

Head Coach, Columbia Lightweight Men

Beyond working on his Ph.D. in physiology, Nich Parker holds an MA in Sports Administration and Pedagogy. Nich started coaching as a women’s coach at Ohio State before serving as the varsity assistant with the Yale heavyweight men for three years. After that, Nich worked with heavyweights at Columbia before assuming the freshman and now head position with their lightweight squad. He speaks fluent German and holds a fascination for how different (personality, nationality, or level) athletes approach workouts and the end effect of that approach. He acted as editor for rowing legend Jim Joy’s book, The Mind’s Eye.


Gregg Hartsuff

Head Coach Men’s Rowing, University of Michigan

A two decade veteran of coaching the Michigan men’s program, Gregg is a well known entity in the rowing community. Michigan has won two IRA medals during his tenure. Michigan Crews coached by Hartsuff have won over 60 Dad Vail and ECAC medals, with 28 of them being gold. He is only one of two coaches to ever win the Dad Vail and ECAC Varsity 8 titles in the same year (2005), and has won the second most varsity eight titles in the history of the Dad Vail.


Linda Muri

Head Coach Women’s Rowing, Dartmouth College

Linda Muri ran the Boston marathon last year three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. An 18-time U.S. national champion, she was a nine time U.S. national team member and three time world champion in her own rowing career. Prior to assuming the women’s head coaching role at Dartmouth, Linda spent the previous 13 years recruiting for the Harvard lightweight men and held a similar position at Cornell prior to that. Over the last 15 years, she has also served a coach with the junior and senior US national teams. She holds an aeronautical & astronautical engineering degree from MIT.


Harlan Trevithick

Asst. Coach Women’s Rowing, The George Washington University

Harlan handles recruiting for the Colonials. Harlan began her venture into the professional rowing community as program director for Row New York, which provides rowing and and academic support to underserved young people in New York City. She then moved to the Capitol City Rowing Club in Washington, DC and served as an executive director; simultaneously she led Juniors After School Rowing, an academic and community service program.


Mark Davis

Head Coach Men’s Rowing, George Washington University

Prior to being head coach at George Washington University, Coach Davis was the heavyweight freshman coach at Yale University. Before that, head coach at University of California — San Diego, recruiting coordinator for the University of Texas, head men’s and women’s coach at Colby College and novice coach at Hobart and William Smith College. Davis’ 16 years of experience transforming club programs into elite Division I, II and II varsity programs has given him a greatly unique appreciation and respect for building teams through effective coaching and recruiting.


Winter Sweep Rowing Camp Details

Winter Sweep Rowing Camp Registration

December 27-30th, 2015

Coxwains Men Women
Week 1 Closed Closed Closed

Winter Sweep Rowing Camp Schedule

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
1 PM - 2 PM Check In 7AM - 10AM Row/Breakfast 7AM - 10AM Row/Breakfast 7AM - 11AM Row/Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Individual Coaching 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Individual Coaching
11:00AM - 1:00PM Row 11:00AM - 1:00PM Row 11:00AM - 12:00PM Wrap-Up
2:00 - 2:45PM Orientation 1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch 12:00PM - 1:00PM Check Out Camp Conclusion
3:00PM - 4:00PM Athletic Assessment 2:00PM - 4:00PM Mandatory Fun Time 2:00PM - 4:00PM Mandatory Fun Time
4:00PM - 6:00PM Row 4:00PM - 6:00PM Row 4:00PM - 6:00PM Row
6:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner 6:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner 6:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner
7:00PM - 9:00PM Conversation & Mandatory Fun Time 7:00PM - 9:00PM Conversation & Individual Coaching 7:00PM - 9:00PM Conversation & Individual Coaching
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

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