Women’s Rowing Camp

Women's Rowing and Training Clinic

Learn the approach that crowned the 2017 NCAA Champion Washington Women’s Rowing team with an unprecedented sweep of the PAC-12 and National Championship. Boat moving skills, C2 and RP3 training, weight room techniques.

This camp is designed to give you the tools to develop your physiology and skill set required to compete at the Division I and international level.

Rowing Experience:

Rowers of all ability levels will benefit, but a minimum of 1 season of racing experience is highly recommended. It can take several days to properly introduce a new rower to boating equipment and safety procedures before they ever touch the water. For this reason, we ask that rowers only sign up for this camp if they have prior rowing experience.

Date: August 13 – 17, 2017

Location: Conibear Shellhouse, University of Washington, Seattle

Age: 14 – 19

Price: $950 + $135 for lodging


Camp Goals

Learn to row and train like a DAWG!

Our aim is to uncover a knowledge and skill set that forms the foundation which the Washington Women’s program is built upon.

Athletes will leave this 5-day camp with the tools to take back to their own training that are proven to lead to success. Specifically, athletes will learn to:

1. Row effectively and feel their contribution to boat speed
2. Develop the physiology that creates champions at the NCAA and international stage
3. Build strength in the weight room in ways that contribute directly to speed on the erg and on the water
4. Recover and remain injury free with off-the-water posture restoration and stretching techniques

Camp Schedule

Check-in: Sunday, Aug. 13, from 2-3 p.m. at Conibear Shellhouse

Check-out: Thursday, Aug. 17, at 12 p.m. at Conibear Shellhouse

Daily Schedule
6-7 a.m.: Dining Hall Breakfast
7-9 a.m.: Rowing Session 1
9-10 a.m.: Snack, land work, video review
10 a.m. – Noon: Rowing Session 2
12-2 p.m.: Lunch in Conibear Dining Hall, downtime
2-4 p.m.: Indoor Training: Erg / RP3 / Husky Weight Room
4-6 p.m.: Group Activity
6-7 p.m. Dining Hall Dinner


Camp is based in Conibear Shellhouse, the home of Washington Rowing.

Rowing will take place on Lake Washington, through the Montlake Cut, and Lake Union along the Seattle skyline.

There will be daily strength training in the Husky weight room with head strength coach Gabby Quiggle, who designed the strength program that lead to UW’s historic success in 2017.

Rowers will stay in McMahon dormitory which is a short walk from the boathouse, as is the main UW campus.

Counselors for this camp are former and current UW rowers.

Camp Coaches

Yaz Farooq, women’s head coach
Josh Gautreau, assistant women’s coach and lead recruiter
Mel Ongun, assistant women’s coach
Haley Yeager, intern women’s coach
Gabby Quiggle, assistant strength coach


Please contact Josh Gautreau: gautreau@uw.edu, 603-801-6614