The Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club is offering Summer Rowing Junior Camps for teens beginning June 26 and other programs. The newest competitive sport in Nevada provides great fitness and team-building opportunities as well as fun on the 320-acre private lake at the Lake Las Vegas master planned community.
The Summer Rowing Junior Camps run from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, for $125 per week. Dates are June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 7-11. Athletes, ages 13 to 18, may register for as many weeks as they like at www.llvrc.org.
Other upcoming rowing programs include two “Learn to Row” Saturday sessions on June 3 and June 24, a year-long competitive Junior Rowing Program with practices beginning Aug. 15, and various adult programs from beginner to master levels.
The Junior Rowing Program is not affiliated with a particular high school. Boys and girls teams will compete against teams from other states. No experience is required. The first two weeks of the Junior program are free, followed by a monthly $120 fee.
Rowing programs are coached by Jim Andersen, an experienced rowing coach from Marin Rowing in Larkspur, Calif., and Riversport in Oklahoma City. He has coached multiple national championship teams; and many of his former athletes have gone on to successful college teams, and a few have become Olympic athletes.
For information and registration, visit www.llvrc.org, call 702-463-5453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Las Vegas Boathouse is located at 15 Costa Di Lago in MonteLago Village within the Lake Las Vegas community. It is just minutes from Galleria Parkway and I-515/U.S. 95 or off Lake Mead Parkway and Lake Las Vegas Parkway. Free parking is available in the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa parking garage adjacent to MonteLago Village.
Called the “ultimate team sport” because participants must move together to properly advance the boat, rowing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Prior to the Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club’s formation last year, Las Vegas had been the only metropolitan area among the top 25 populated areas without a rowing program. For high school boys and girls, rowing provides a rigorous competitive sport that’s free from injuries and offers collegiate benefits. For women, there are opportunities for NCAA scholarships at more than 145 colleges and universities offering rowing through the enforcement of Title XI since 1997; for men, there are recruitment opportunities to Pac-12, Ivy League and other schools.
About Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club
The Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club was established to promote the sport of amateur rowing and educate and train residents – particularly youth – throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The LLVRC was founded by nine local ex-rowers and rowing enthusiasts. It is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. The LLVRC works closely with and is supported by the Lake Las Vegas Master Association, Lake Las Vegas Marina and Nevada State College. For information, visit www.llvrc.org.
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