Padre Summer Crew Camp

An Introduction to High School Rowing

Padre Rowing Camp is an introduction to competitive high school sweep rowing designed for prospective student-athletes with little or no experience in the sport. Campers will be introduced to both technical and physical elements of the sport, beginning on the indoor rowing machine and progressing to 8-man shells on the water.

Specifics include:
  • An introduction to the Concept2 Ergometer — the primary on-land training tool for rowing
  • Physical and technical elements of the rowing stroke
  • Fitness for rowing — strength, flexibility, cardio and endurance
  • Basic safety and boat handling — carrying and launching shells
  • Technical instruction for sweep rowing in 8-man shells with coxswains
  • Competitive racing on the water
  • All activities will take place at our boathouse (Bair Island Aquatic Center) on the Port of Redwood City under the guidance of the Serra High School coaching staff.

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Please email Coach Michael Verdone



June 17-21: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sweep Learn-to-Row Camp

July 1-5: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
(No Camp July 4)
Sweep Learn-to Row Camp

July 15-19: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sweep Learn-to Row Camp

July 29-August 2: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. 
Beginner Sculling Camp


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Open to:

Students entering grades 7 through 12

Camp Director:

Michael Verdone '06
Serra Head Crew Coach


Bair Island Aquatic Center
1450 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

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