LUC is committed to the integrity of this level of competition and the expectations of the rowers are high. They compete in national and international regattas, including San Diego Crew Classic, Head of the Charles, and Master’s Worlds, at which the team has won medals consistently throughout the years. Both the men’s and women’s teams have multiple guaranteed entries for the Head of the Charles in 2016. Practices and workouts are designed using a yearly training plan focusing on specific regattas. A coaching philosophy of “any seat, any day, any race” is used to build a team that is versatile and is able to match, blend and win.
Minimum of 300 minutes of additional aerobic work and cross training per week
Increase boat speed and skills to be within medal performance range
Push self and each other beyond previous physical limits
Create an atmosphere of motivation, inspiration, and team unity
Nationally Competitive rowers are expected to make every practice. If a practice needs to be missed, the rower is asked to fill his or her seat in the boat with a substitute rower from a list of appropriate subs.