2019 U23/U19 Summer Training Program

June 11 – July 20, 2019
USRowing National High Performance Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Registration has closed. For more information, please email Reilly Dampeer.

The USRowing National High Performance Center is hosting a Summer Program for highly-motivated U23 and U19 athletes. This program provides framework for developing and improving small boat skills and race performance. Through intensive technical work, focused training and racing, athletes will build their stroke and refine their approach to competition. This program is for athletes who have the long term goals of competing in World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Program: Coaches select athletes based on rowing experience/accomplishments, erg scores, and recommendations. Practices consist primarily of rowing, supplemented with erg work, cross-training, core strengthening and lifting. Weekly program workshops will focus on nutrition, sports psychology, biomechanics and goal setting. Racing includes Club National Championships and U23/U19 Worlds Trials.

Program Goal: Provide athletes with comprehensive training, education and racing experience in order to promote long-term USRowing National Team success. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, AM and PM sessions, Saturday AM session. Sunday off.


•  Stars & Stripes Regatta (incl. 500m Night Sprints), OKC, OK: June 29 (All Athletes)
•  U19/U23 World Championships Trials, Mercer Lake, NJ: July 7-10  (High Performance Group)
•  USRowing Club National Championships, Cincinnati, OH:  July 9-14 (Development Group)
•  World Rowing Under 23 Championships, Sarasota, FL, July 24-28 (Trial Winners)
•  World Rowing Junior Championships, Tokyo, Japan, August 8-11 (Trial Winners)

Optional:  Canadian Henley, St. Catharine’s, ON: August 6-11. For those athletes who to continue training, there will be the option to also compete at Canadian Henley, at the additional cost of $300 (OKC expenses and entries/boat rental in Canada). This does not include travel to Canada.

Costs:  Program fee for the summer is $500 (coaching, equipment, and race entry fees, boat transport fees).

Housing fee: $600. Shared furnished apartments (same gender only) at Oklahoma City University.

Lunch is also provided at the training center Monday-Thursday. Race travel, nationally and internationally, and incidentals are the responsibility of the athlete. Trial Winners will receive scholarships to offset USRowing fees. 

Requirements: http://www.usrowing.org/ecg-health-screening-requirement/

Race Travel:  Responsibility of the athletes and parents to make arrangements for athlete travel and accommodations. To be discussed after application has been accepted. Equipment will be transported by OKC NHPC staff. 

Stewardship:  The OKC Boathouse Foundation is the program’s host for the summer and will provide facilities, as well as boats, oars, coaching launches and equipment. Participating athletes are guests of the boathouse and are required to act as mature and respectful athletes at the boathouse and while representing the OKC National High Performance Center at races. 

Erg Standards:

High Performance Group:


U23:  2k – 6:10, 6k – 20:10
Lightweight U23:  2k – 6:22 and 6k – 20:50
U19:  2k – 6:25, 6k – 21:10


U23: 2k – 7:10, 6k – 22:40
Lightweight U23: 2k – 7:20 and 6k – 23:10
U19:  2k – 7:20, 6k – 23:20

Development Group:


U23:  2k – 6:18, 6k – 20:40
Lightweight U23:  2k – 6:35 and 6k – 21:30
U21:  2k – 6:20, 6k – 20:50
Lightweight U21:  2k – 6:40 and 6k – 21:50
U19:  2k – 6:32, 6k – 21:40


U23: 2k – 7:20, 6k – 23:00
Lightweight U23: 2k – 7:30 and 6k – 23:30
U21: 2k – 7:25, 6k – 23:10
Lightweight U21: 2k – 7:35 and 6k – 23:45
U19:  2k – 7:30, 6k – 23:50

The U21 category has been added to provide 19-20 year-old athletes with racing opportunities at the Intermediate level, and prepare these athletes for subsequent U23 camps and Trials. 

Learn more about additional Youth Rowing opportunities available in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District.