John Biglow Coaching Opportunities

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We have an excellent opportunity that is available to you. We have John Biglow, an Olympic rower here for two (2) weeks this summer, June and August, to provide coaching sessions. In addition, John will be giving a presentation about the book ‘The Boys in the Boat’ on June 26, 2016, more information to follow soon.

John’s Bio:
John Biglow began rowing in 1972 on Lake Washington and was coached by Frank Cunningham at the Lakeside School. He has rowed all boats from a 1x to an 8+. John rowed at Yale for Buzz Congram and Tony Johnson as part of the varsity 8+ in 1978 and 1979. That crew won the Eastern Sprints. John also had the good fortune to row with the national team in a 4+ coached by Pete Gardner, as well as a 4x and 1x coached by Harry Parker. As a result of this coaching John has enjoyed success at the World Championships placing 3rd in the 1x in 1981 and 1982 as well as having the privilege to represent the US at the 1984 Olympics. John will bring his experience and unique perspective as he discusses the book Boys in the Boat. His pursuit to join the Olympic team is portrayed in David Halberstam’s The Amateurs.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity! The lessons will be opened to all members first and if the classes are not filled we will open them to surrounding rowing clubs. So please take advantage of this.

The cost for the lesson: $125 members /$150 non-Member
Payment: Please contact Brian P. for reservation and payment.
Payment is expected prior to 1st lesson.

The Dates for Session 1: June 27, 2016 thru July 02, 2016.
Each Coaching Session is for three (3) consecutive days.

The Dates for Session 2: August 08, 2016 thru August 13, 2016.
Each Coaching Session is for three (3) consecutive days.

To determine your skill level for the event see below; if you are unsure please ask Nick or Brian for assistance.
The Skill Definitions are:
Beginner – Rower uses Star, Echo and Ocean Shells
Intermediate – Rower uses Maas, Camp Fuel and Pinky
Advanced – Rower uses any Racing shell like Hudson or Quads

The Schedule for Session 1

Coach Event 1 (Mon thru Wed – 06/27/16 to 06/29/16) 6:00am to 7:30 am : Intermediate/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Intermediate/Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in doubles.

Coach Event 2 (Mon thru Wed / 06/27/16 to 06/29/16) 8:00am to 9:30 am : Beginner
This 3-Day event is for those who have Beginner rowing skills. This session will be in Star/Ocean Shells.

Coach Event 3 (Mon thru Wed / 06/27/16 to 06/29/16) 3:00pm to 4:30 pm : Juniors
This 3-Day event is for Juniors. This session will be in Quads.

Coach Event 4 (Mon thru Wed / 06/27/16 to 06/29/16) 5:00pm to 6:30 pm : Quads/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in Quads.

Coach Event 5 (Thur thru Sat / 06/30/16 to 07/02/16) 6:00am to 7:30 am : Intermediate/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Intermediate/Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in doubles.

Coach Event 6 (Thur thru Sat / 06/30/16 to 07/02/16) 8:00am to 9:30 am : Beginner
This 3-Day event is for those who have Beginner rowing skills. This session will be in Star/Ocean Shells.

Coach Event 7 (Thur thru Sat / 06/30/16 to 07/02/16) 3:00pm to 4:30 pm : Juniors
This 3-Day event is for Juniors. This session will be in Quads.

Coach Event 8 (Thur thru Sat / 06/30/16 to 07/02/16) 5:00pm to 6:30 pm : Quads/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in Quads.

The Schedule for Session 2:

Coach Event 1 (Mon thru Wed / 08/08/16 to 08/10/16 ) 6:00am to 7:30 am : Intermediate/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Intermediate/Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in doubles.

Coach Event 2 (Mon thru Wed / 08/08/16 to 08/10/16) 8:00am to 9:30 am : Beginner
This 3-Day event is for those who have Beginner rowing skills. This session will be in Star/Ocean Shells.

Coach Event 3 (Mon thru Wed / 08/08/16 to 08/10/16) 3:00pm to 4:30 pm : Juniors
This 3-Day event is Juniors. This session will be in Quads.

Coach Event 4 (Mon thru Wed / 08/08/16 to 08/10/16) 5:00pm to 6:30 pm : Quads/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in Quads.
**We are still reviewing to determine Wed time frame – Live on Lake is on Wed

Coach Event 5 (Thur thru Sat / 08/11/16 to 08/13/16) 6:00am to 7:30 am : Intermediate/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Intermediate/Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in doubles.

Coach Event 6 (Thur thru Sat / 08/11/16 to 08/13/16) 8:00am to 9:30 am : Beginner
This 3-Day event is for those who have Beginner rowing skills. This session will be in Star/Ocean Shells.

Coach Event 7 (Thur thru Sat / 08/11/16 to 08/13/16) 3:00pm to 4:30 pm : Juniors
This 3-Day event is Juniors. This session will be in Quads.

Coach Event 8 (Thur thru Sat / 08/04/16 to 08/13/16) 5:00pm to 6:30 pm : Quads/Advanced
This 3-Day event is for those who have Advanced rowing skills. This session will be in Quads.

Thank you,
Board of Trustees