“Coach Lisa Schlenker and I looked at the results from the Fall season so far and we asked how could we best use this opportunity of having the two clubs together?” says High Point head coach Gene Kininmonth.
The answer was merging the squads for a series of scrimmages so that rowers could could learn from each other.
Ten eight-oared crews launched on Saturday morning, which included two boys varsity boats, three girls varsity boats, two middle school eights and three Masters eights. The various squads raced each other four times over a 900 meter distance.
Several seat changes were made between the crews after each race.
“This was a very successful morning of rowing,” concluded Kininmonth after racing. We had a short window of opportunity to get a lot of work in on the water today and we accomplished that.”
The coaches expect the two clubs will hold a similar event in the spring to select crews prior to USRowing’s Southeast Regional Championships scheduled to be held in Sarasota, Florida.