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Artemis Rowing, an Oakland, California non-profit with tax exempt 501.c.3 status pending, trains athletes to be their best and to compete to be the best locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our coaches - former coaches and athletes from top colleges in the country - provide the highest caliber experience to our middle school, high school, college, and adult rowers. Focusing on the balance between the individual and team, training in the full range of boats (1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4+, 8+), we work diligently to coach our rowers to exceptional results.
Rowing is a recognized gateway sport to the top colleges; our rigorous, supportive athletic experience has had a tremendous positive impact on our student athletes’ academic achievement. For our motivated rowers, this sport is an opening for empowerment and success.
HIGH SCHOOL RACING (8th-12th grades)
The Artemis girl's and boy's squads practice 6x a week and race at local, regional, and national events in the following boat classes: 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4+, 8+ in both openweight and lightweight categories. In the Fall, our top boats will race at the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA and Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in Newport Beach, CA. In the Spring, our top boats race to qualify, and compete strongly at Nationals. The team has distinct squads for novice (first year rowing) and varsity. Novice rowers learn to row together and compete against other novice teams from the Bay Area and the Southwest.
Our summer racing season goes to July 16, culminating in racing some of the best scullers on the West Coast, both US and Canada, at the British Columbia Championships in Victoria, BC. This is open to rising 8th graders (Fall 2013) and older.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM (5th-7th grades)
Experienced rowers (6-7th grades) (those who have done our Beginner program) practice 3x a week in small sculling boats-1x, 2x, and 4x's. The emphasis is on learning, physical conditioning, teamwork, and of course fun! There are organized intramural races. Beginners (6-7th grades) practice 2x a week and learn the basics of sculling (rowing with two oars) in a safe, flat-water environment. On water instruction highlights water safety, proper rowing technique, balance, ability to work with others, and rowing terminology. Upon completion of the beginners session, they graduate to join experienced Oakland Youth Rowing middle schoolers. 5th graders learn to row in a fun game oriented class once a week.
Sculling, or rowing with two oars, creates an evenly distributed pull on the body and is promoted by a number of international rowing federations as the method for young, physically developing middle school athletes to learn this incredibly positive team and individual sport.
ADULT CLASSES (age 18-101)
The Adult Program is open to (and welcomes!) all adults who want to learn to row, or experienced rowers who wish to compete and/or recreationally row on the beautiful Estuary and in the process support our primary mission- youth rowing. We offer novice, intermediate and advance programs including group classes, private lessons, and encourage organized racing at local and regional regattas. Intermediate and advanced rowers join our logbook sculling group where they participate in both our scheduled “open row” sessions and/or our regular “drop in periods” for coaching.