Olympic Rower Lisa Schlenker Joins Greensboro Crew

GREENSBORO, NC – Greensboro Crew has hired Olympic rower Lisa Schlenker, who has previously coached the University of Wisconsin and the United States U23 national team.

Coach Schlenker will have a “signature role” on the club’s youth program and guiding its current coaches.

Schlenker served on ten U.S.A. national teams winning three world championship silver medals during her career as a lightweight rower. In 2004 she represented the United States in the women’s lightweight double scull at the Olympic Games in Athens. Off the water, Schlenker has broken three world records on the Concept II ergometer rowing machine, two of which still stand today in age related categories.

Upon retiring from international rowing, Schlenker went on to coach rowers at both the international and collegiate levels. At the University of Wisconsin, she served as head coach of the women’s lightweight squad, where her crews won 5 medals at the national championships.

Coach Schlenker. says she is thrilled to be joining the coaching staff and community of rowers in Greensboro. “I hope that my love for this sport will be a vessel of enthusiasm for those choosing to join the Greensboro crew family. No matter what level of experience a rower has, my goals remains the same; learn from others, grow as a person, create lasting bonds and share in the joy of being on the water and pulling as one.”

Greensboro Crew founder and executive director, Gene Kininmonth says the club conducted a 6 month national search for an elite rowing coach. “Coach Lisa is the ideal coach to guide our rowers and coaches in Greensboro. Her lifetime track record of success – both in personally winning championships and guiding others to also do so – is a testament to her commitment to excellence. But just as importantly, Lisa understands that rowing is an opportunity for kids to get outdoors, to relax, and just be themselves. An opportunity to get in great shape and do it in a very safe and healthy way. We are honored that she has joined our rowing club.”

Watch Lisa Schlenker racing at the 1999 World Rowing Championships.

Back to School Sneak Peek Week Coming Up at Lake Brandt: Youth ages 12 – 19 can try rowing for one week free!

THIS IS OUR MOST ULTIMATE DEAL OF THE SUMMER – FREE ‘LEARN TO ROW’ FOR ONE WEEK!

Whether you are going into grade 7 in middle school or a high school Junior, you may be looking for a new sport . If so, then this is your chance to give rowing a try for free. Five days of rowing at Lake Brandt – you can come to one practice or all five.

Just register and show up. It is that easy!

FREE SNEAK PEEK WEEK: August 28 – September 2, 2017 from  4:30pm to 6pm.

This summer up to 60 high school and middle school students will be part of our rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a great intro on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of learning to row for FREE, where students will learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN? 4:30pm to 6pm on Monday, August 28 though Saturday, September 2. (Note the lake is closed on Tuesdays, so no rowing then)

WHERE? Lake Brandt Marina: 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455

COST? FREE!

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• flip flops and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach Gene at contact@greensborocrew.com

Free Sneak Peek Week. Try Youth Rowing for Free!

Whether you are in grade 6 in middle school or a high school Junior, you may be looking for a new sport . If so, then this is your chance to give rowing a try for free. Five days of rowing at Lake Brandt – you can come to one practice or all five.

You need to be able to swim with confidence for safety reasons.

Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This summer up to 60 high school and middle school students will be part of our rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of rowing, where students will learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN? 4:30pm to 6pm on Monday, June 5 though Friday June 9.

WHERE? Lake Brandt Marina: 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455

COST? FREE!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

 

Free Sneak Peek Week. Try Youth Rowing for Free!

If you are in grades 6-10, and maybe looking for a spring sport then this is your chance to give rowing a try for free. Five days of indoor rowing in Jamestown – you can come to one practice or all five. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This spring up to 60 high school and middle school students will be part of our competitive rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of indoor rowing, where students will become acquainted with the Concept II rowing machine (called ‘ergs’) and learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN? 4:30pm to 6pm on Monday, 2/6 though Friday 2/10.

WHERE? The Erg Room: 124C Wade Street in Jamestown.

COST? FREE!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

Registration is Open for Youth Winter Indoor Erging

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Summerfield, NC – Greensboro Crew is excited to announce a new season of Youth Indoor Rowing for high school and middle school students. The purpose of the Youth Indoor Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for students through the wonderful sport of rowing. The program is for boys and girls and the students will be be prepared for the challenges of the spring boat racing season after completing the winter indoor rowing program.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“Indoor rowing has taken off as the new spinning and we have received lots of interest from students wishing to try out this sport,” says Greensboro rowing club founder Gene Kininmonth. “Rowing is non-impact making it safer from injuries, which is especially appealing to student-athletes who have been injured in other sports such as football, soccer and lacrosse.”

In addition to indoor rowing, students will also participate in strength and conditioning as well as a boxing fitness regimen, which does not involve students hitting each other.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on the Concept2 rowing machines.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

Dates and Times: Each day, Monday – Friday from 4:15pm – 6:00pm (students travelling from further away can arrive later). Students are not expected to be at every session. The season begins November 14 and will go through to February 10. 

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Cost: $255 per participant. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations.

Note, this session requires a minimum of 25 participants to ‘make’ the class.