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Rowing Completes Winter Training Trip

The UConn rowing team getting ready for its spring season.

Jan. 21, 2013

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MIAMI -- The University of Connecticut rowing team spent the week of January 14-20 with a productive week of training in Miami. Approximately half the team spent the last week of UConn’s winter break rowing twice a day at the Shane Watersport Center in North Miami Beach.

The Huskies had taken their last strokes on the water at the end of October at the Head of the Fish Regatta and upon their return to Connecticut they will train indoors until Coventry Lake thaws -- typically in mid to late March.

The training trip in January is very important to remind the members of the Husky team what it feels like to take strokes in a boat versus on the indoor rowing machines. The week included a focus on technique along with seat racing, which is head to head racing where line-ups are switched after each piece to determine which individuals are moving the boat best.

“I’m very happy with how the week went,” said UConn head coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry. “The weather cooperated and with the calm water we were able to have very productive practices. The overall fitness level on our team is the best it has ever been and when you combine that with the technical skills and drive to get better every practice, I am optimistic that we will win a lot of races this spring.”

The Huskies open their spring racing season back in Florida on March 23 at Miami.