Our spring season has just ended and now you're ready to start summer training. First, off take a break for few weeks, you deserve it, and it will benefit your training in the long run. This 2-3 week period is refered to as the "rejuvenation phase" in our training plan. It is your time to mentally and physically rest, destress, and heal up. Summer season is not a time to chase a new 2k or 6k personal record. It is a time to establish new priorities, offset imbalances, improve athletic qualities, build strength and lean mass, cover a lot of meters, and build a great aerobic and techical base. But most importantly, it is a time to enjoy summer and maintain your enthusiasm for the sport!
For youth interested in getting started in rowing, the summer season is an excellent opportunity to take part in one of our 5 Day Youth Learn To Row Camps offered throughout the summer on Fort Loudoun Lake.
East Tennessee Rowing's summer conditioning program is designed to develop athlete fundamentals as a bridge between the end of the spring racing season and the start of fall rowing. This is a great programs for athletes looking to maintain contact with training and rowing while focussing on fundamentals. Our summer season is open to athletes, born 2000 OR later, with at least one season of rowing experience, starts June 4th and runs through July 28th. Athletes that participate in this season should be prepared to pursue a high performance multi-session training schedule in a competitive environment. This 10 week general preparation phase is one of our most productive training times to set up the rest of our year. We focus on these seven unique training disciplines: strength/conditioning, mental conditioning, nutrition, race preparation, ergometer performance, athletic body management, and boat moving skills.