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A Day in the life

USRowing’s Olympic development program

typical daily schedule

Daily Itinerary
Depart Bartram Campus for San Jose Campus
Classroom session
On Water Session #1
Land and Post Row
Depart San Jose Campus for Bartram Campus
2 hour break/down-time
Depart Bartram Campus for San Jose Campus
On Water Session #2
Land and Lift 4:30-5:45p
Depart San Jose Campus for Bartram Campus
Lights Out
Activity Details
Camp Preparations
Drilling - Athlete Assessment
Core or Flexibility
Drilling - Athlete Assessment
Core or Flexibility

End of ODP racing

Additional information will be provided as we approach the end of ODP! 

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to athletes having time to do some shorter activities outside of their rowing obligations, there will be some fun team-building and camp experiences, including trips to the beach, movie nights, semi-pro baseball games and more. This is much more than just an on-the-water experience! 

We include team building through experiential activities, like low ropes courses and other non-rowing athletic endeavors. 

This is also an opportunity to introduce athletes to coastal rowing—a thrilling, new type of rowing that has been referred to as “rowing’s wilder cousin”.


The Bolles School (https://www.bolles.org/about-us/ourcampuses/san-jose-whitehurst-map)

  • Peyton Boathouse – Some of our training will take place on the San Jose Campus, at the Peyton Boathouse. The boathouse is a two-story center that holds 32 C2 ergs, 16 C2 BikeErgs, 16 RP3, and other land training equipment. The second floor includes locker rooms that will be available for all athletes to use.
  • Mike Barrett Strength and Conditioning Center – We will have instructional and strength-based sessions up in the weight room. Strength and Conditioning Coaches will lead our athletes through proper lifting techniques and the “dos” and “donts” of weight-room exercises.

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

  • Walton Boathouse – Some of our training will take place at Episcopal’s boathouse, the Walton Boathouse. This boathouse gives direct river access to the rowing teams. The bays are capable of holding many shells and the building is complete with erg machines, work-out facilities, meeting, and locker rooms, and a lounge overlooking the water.

Jacksonville University

  • Dorming – Jacksonville University has five dormitories on campus. JU sits on 260 acres of waterfront property. All necessary amenities are provided on campus.
  • Meals – JU has multiple dining options on campus.  Breakfast and lunch will often be located on the JU campus.
  • Negaard Rowing Center- Some of our training will take place at the Niegaard Rowing Center. The boathouse is a two-story center that holds various types of land training equipment, locker rooms, and multiple bays as well as ample dock space.

Long Term Athlete Development 

The main pillar of the Olympic Development Program is to promote long-term athlete development. USRowing is invested in these athletes for life, not just for the lifespan of the camp. We want our young athletes to learn about the process of becoming well-rounded, healthy athletes who will pursue the sport of rowing throughout their entire life. There are four important areas of development we will focus on: physical, technical, mental and emotional.     

For more information on the American Development Model click here: ADM 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) 

USRowing is committed to making diversity, equity and inclusion a priority and we are dedicated to this mission within our junior camp system. Our camps will be reflective of the world we live in and represent all of the diverse groups that make up the United States. All Junior National Team coaches, from the ODP level to the selection camp level, will complete a full DEI curriculum prior to camp. Modules will include recognizing intrinsic biases and how to achieve and enhance cultural competence. Our coach education efforts in combination with our recruiting efforts and camp tuition grants are just some of the ways we will be working towards DEI within our junior camp system.   

For more information and resources on our DEI efforts please click here: USRowing DEI

Para Rowing 

USRowing is actively recruiting top U19 athletes with disabilities to advance the success of our Paralympic Team The US Para National Team have won medals at every World Championship and Paralympic Games since 2012.  This year, the ODP program will be accepting applications from athletes with disabilities who meet the general requirements and competitive standards for the ODP program and would be eligible to be classified for the Paralympic Games in the PR3 category.  

For more information on eligible impairments and adaptive rowing please click here: Para Rowing