Masters Women’s Team
We are a group of experienced rowers of varying ages, backgrounds and athletic abilities who have been drawn together by a common love and vision of rowing. We are a highly motivated group that recognizes individual’s strong desire to compete as well as balance professional lives and family. Our structured and social atmosphere makes this competitive group a rewarding experience.
About our Training
Organized practices take place three times a week year round, but are defined by two distinct seasons: On-The-Water-Season and Winter Training. During the Water Season, practices run from 5:15-7:00 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday, and from 6:45-8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Water Season generally runs from April to November, and involves coached practices that take place on the calm water of the early morning. The focus of this season is to prepare for competition at summer and fall regattas by enhancing our individual and team rowing abilities.
We travel 1 or 2 times a month to compete in regattas that are usually within a 3 to 5 hour drive. Members attend a minimum of 2 regattas a year, and should make every effort to attend all practices during the two weeks prior to the race. Members understand that rowers need to balance their commitment to the team with their other life commitments; however, they also recognize the high value of consistent training and team participation. In addition to the three weekly-coached practice sessions, many members also dedicate themselves to additional training in the form of strength training, cardio workouts, and individual sculling.
Winter Training traditionally starts in November. During this time, we maintain a practice schedule that is similar to the one followed during water season, except that Saturday practice times may change slightly due to facility scheduling. The three-day-a week practice schedule consists of erg workouts prepared by our coach and coached indoor tank rowing that may include video sessions. Both practices focus on staying in shape during the “off season”, technique, and application of power. As in the summer, many members also put in additional training to the organized practice days.
About Our Coaches
Daniel Tal, Head Coach
About Joining the Team
Masters Women love to row!
We are a competitive Masters rowing team. On-water sweep rowing experience is required. New members are eligible to join if they have met ONE of the following experience requirements:
- One year minimum of competitive rowing experience at the High School or College level, or on a masters rowing team with another organization.
- One year minimum completed on a TRRA Masters Team (i.e. Beginning Masters, Two-Day Mixed Masters, Evening Mixed Masters)
- One year minimum of TRRA Corporate Rowing league at the “Experienced” level (as defined by TRRA)
- Two years minimum of TRRA Corporate Rowing league if one of those years is spent at the “Novice” level (as defined by TRRA). (i.e. One Novice year + One Experienced year)
All final decisions, pending assessment of skill, are at the discretion of the coaches. TRRA has many opportunities (programs and teams) for new rowers to learn to row and gain experience.
Members of the Masters rowing teams are required to be a dues-paying member of TRRA, $510 and pay the team membership to TRRA, $420.
In addition, to participate in USRowing sponsored races (several of which the team attends), you must be a current member of USRowing.
To become a member of TRRA and the team, contact the administrative office at the Lambert Boathouse on Washington’s Landing. 412.231.8772 and/or See Online Information
To check out a practice of TRRA Masters Women Competitive Team contact either of our captains:
Anne Jane Gray