Julie A. Cunningham

Academic Advisor

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Week 1 (June 2 + 3)

Welcome to the beautiful water at Horsetooth and the sport of rowing!

This week, we will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday rather than our regular T/Th schedule. I am heading to Bellingham, WA for a sculling clinic… I promise to bring back lots of great tips!

Lots of learning below- I hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to watch and learn. Comment below if you have questions.  ~Julie


Present: Kathy, Ingrid.

1. Rowing Visualization

Please take a few moments to watch the rowing visualization video below 5 times. Each time, focus on something different. What happens to the legs during the rowing stroke? Arms? Elbows? Head? Back? Taking this time to visualize what the stroke looks like will help you tremendously in the boat.

2. Weekly Playlist

This playlist has some techniques and terms that we’ll be using our first week out. This will be a regular format for us- example, technique playlist, and then we will add in video review of ourselves the next section.

3. Novice Initial Survey

This survey will just help me to help you…. let’s plan to stay guts up, dry, healthy, and happy, shall we?

Week 7 (July 13, 14, 16)

Hey all- sorry for missing a video post last week! This week, we are moving towards being prepared to race. Please take a few minutes to watch these videos on race starts! Racing starts vary, but typically they are something like “half, half, three-quarters, length, full, high 10, settle”. We can talk more about that on Tuesday. ~Julie

1. Rowing Visualization

2. Technique Playlist

Week 5 (June 29, 30, 2)

We are revisiting the catch again this week. Pay special attention to ‘feeling’ the water before you drive with your legs. We will be doing some drills to help with this. ~Julie

1. Rowing Example

2. Technique Video

3. Class Feedback (Anonymous)

As we move into our second month of class, I’d like to know how we are doing. Could you answer the following questions? Thanks!

Week 4 (June 22, 23, 25)

Can you believe we have been at this for 4 weeks now??? The word of the week is patience. Patience with yourself, patience with others. As we start moving towards rowing together, things can get frustrating quickly. We are going to SLOWLY build up to rowing by all. Please take the time to use the strokes when you are rowing with a stable platform to really focus on your form. ~Julie

1. Rowing Visualization

Lots of women’s quads heading down the Charles River in Boston…. what do you notice?

2. Technique Playlist

3. Race Prep

Here’s a quick look at the CU Men’s 8+ turning the bend before the last bridge at Wichita. Notice the curve, the red/green buoys, and how the boats are chasing each other down along the course. Fun, huh?


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