August 13th-17th Pacific is offering a Novice Jumpstart week! This program is available for rowers who are interested in joining the competitive high school team, which runs from September-(early) May.
New rowers, regardless of age, all begin their rowing career as a Novice rower. It's a unique experience because novice rowers, regardless of age, compete against rowers with the similar rowing experience throughout the southwest region. The goal of the novice year is to lay a strong foundation for new rowers to be successful through high school and onto college. Almost more importantly rowing at PRC will provide skills to take to all facets of life, becoming one's best self and making long lasting friendships along the way. After the novice year, all rowers join the varsity squad.
The Jumpstart week will encompass a refresher of proper rowing technique as well as introducing higher intensity workouts. The goal is to give a realistic training regiment that a PRC Novice will partake in over the 8 month season and the opportunity to see if rowing at PRC is the right fit. During this week, the competitive team coaches will provide instruction from 4-6:30pm at Lake Merced Monday-Friday. After the jumpstart week, the only qualification for joining the Novice squad for the season starting August 20th is a commitment to attendance and personal improvement.