We are already planning RSR Elite 2024 and applications open in early 2024. Please register your interest above.

RSR is built of strong women - coaches, mentors and guest speakers - who teach tools for Distress Tolerance, how to manage Performance Anxiety and how to Step Forward Bravely in the face of fear.

We prioritize female leadership and mental-skills training such that athletes not only develop as faster rowers, but more importantly, they grow in their overall capacity to meet life's challenges. RSR athletes are empowered with new confidence, self awareness, resilience, and courage.

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    “I have so much more confidence in myself. I came to camp scared that I wasn’t good enough and left truly believing I was strong and belonged. I’m no longer scared that I’m not enough in rowing and my life.”

    University of Miami ‘27

Our mission at RSR is to build strong, brave and resilient women through the sport of rowing. 

ANd we also like to make boats go fast! 

RSR Elite 2023 won the marion D. Ventura womens point Trophy!

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27 Grand Final appearances
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8 Gold Medals
(Youth 8+, Youth 4+, Youth 4-, Youth 4X, U238+, U234+, U234-, U231X)
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4 Silver Medals
(Youth 8+B, Youth 1X, Youth 2-, U234+B)
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3 Bronze Medal
(U178+, U174+B, U232X)

 And we also have fun!

Check out some of our camp videos on our RSR YouTube channel


RSR Elite Program Specifics

RSR Elite is a safe and supportive environment for athletes to pursue athletic excellence and personal growth through leadership, emotional management and resilience training.


All junior and early college-level female rowers (age 13-19) as of December 31, 2024 with at least one season’s experience of sweep rowing or sculling for safety reasons and be able to swim for safety reasons.

There are factors critical for the safety of all our rowers, notably the ability to swim.

Erg time recommendations for a 2K: sub 8:00 for 13-16 year olds, sub 7:45 for 17-19 year olds.

RSR also selects up to four RAs (rigging assistants) to lead the team and race at Nationals in the Youth categories.

Open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.)


Open to any interested athletes - limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. Mental skills are practiced daily and you will spend 7-10 hours per week building your mental game. And most importantly, we have fun!

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Where: University of alabama, Tuscaloosa

All athletes train at the Boathouse at Manderson Landing utilized by the University of Alabama Varsity Rowing Team. We will row 8+, 4+, 4X, 4-, 2X, 2- and 1X on the Black Warrior River. The Black Warrior River is a fresh river with minimal boat traffic located at the north end of campus. 

Athletes and coaches will stay in a University of Alabama dorm on campus (walkable to the boathouse) and erg on campus. Athletes will stay in double rooms that are equipped with a small refrigerator and microwave in each room. 

When: TBD

All athletes train for three weeks and then travel with the team to the Summer National Championship and compete. All athletes  compete and depart directly from the National Championship.

Cost: TBD includes all room, board, hotel, regatta fees and transportation to the regatta 

Athletes are responsible for getting to the the University of Alabama (or Birmingham airport by 12:30 June 17 as we offer organize a shuttle) and getting home from the regatta (or the Cincinnati airport as we offer a shuttle after racing concludes). 

Athletes and coaches will be staying at the Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate during the regatta. 

Note: All athletes must be USRowing Championship members to join the RSR Elite Team.

This camp must comply with regulations of the local governing entity. Parents may request copies of background checks, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.

We encourage families to purchase travel insurance and can do so HERE at TravelSafe. We recommend purchasing the "Classic" package that covers "cancellation for any reason."

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All documents needed for RSR athletes can be found HERE.