Artemis Rowing brought home two bronze medals from the USRowing Southwest Regionals Championship Regatta at Lake Natoma on May 6th and 7th qualifying both boats for USRowing Nationals in Florida June 9th through 11th! Senior Rudi Skowronski rowed strong in the men’s 1x while Junior Emma Bernou and Freshman Laurel Bishop were in perfect unison in the women’s 2-. Please join us in congratulating Rudi, Emma and Laurel!
USRowing’s National Learn to Row Day had something for everyone!
Susan Francia, 2-time Olympic Gold Medal rower, and Matthew Brown, Latitude 35 World record holder for the race across the Atlantic, inspired new Learn to Row guests and Artemis rowers alike! Artemis had hosted Learn to Row Day in conjunction with USRowing on June 3rd to kick off the summer rowing program.
Artemis partners with USRowing for National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 3rd!
Susan Francia, 2-time Olympic Gold Medal rower, will speak at the USRowing National Learn to Row Day hosted at Artemis Rowing Club. Francia won 5 FISA World Championships, earned the rank of No. 2 female rower for three years, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year in 2010. Artemis Rowing will open its boathouse to the public for this event on Saturday June 3 at Jack London Square Aquatic Center located on the Oakland Estuary. Learn to Row Day is free and will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m All ages are welcome and in addition to special guest Susan Francia, participants can learn basic rowing technique on ergs (rowing machines), then have the opportunity to try out rowing on the water with the help of experienced Artemis rowers. If you’ve ever wondered if rowing could be your sport, this is your opportunity to find out!
The Artemis Lightweight 2x crew of Christine Hovermale and Hailey Mead raced strong at the US Rowing Youth Nationals in Princeton, NJ, on June 10th and 11th and came away with the Silver Medal and the right to be called the second fastest team in the Nation! Christine and Hailey breezed through the Heats and Semifinals with two wins by open water over the nearest other teams and moved on to the A Finals.
US Rowing, concerned about weather on Sunday the 12th, decided to conclude all finals a day early so the teams lined up on Saturday afternoon for the A Final. With one of the fastest starts in Youth Rowing, Christine and Hailey were quickly out on the front of the race by almost a length of open water to the next crew. They maintained the lead to the 1500 meter mark where the team from Seattle Rowing Club slowly started to reel them in and ultimately passed Artemis at the finish. As testimony to the speed of their race, the times of the first two lightweight boats would have been in the top five times when put up against the Open Weight 2x boats. Overall, a successful finish to the season!