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Summer International Rowing With Norcal 2024

Norcal Executive Director Beth Anderson has run international summer rowing programs since 2006. She says they are a life-changing experience for the athletes, building lifelong friendships, personal confidence, and strengthening their love of the sport. During the summer of 2024, Norcal will offer trips to Germany and Spain.

In Germany, athletes will join other high school students from the Ratsgymnasium in Osnabruck. They will row 30 to 60 kilometers in Berlin per day. This is a once in a lifetime oppotunity to row through the canals of Berlin and learn about the city in depth. Here is a link to the tentative German itinerary and plan.

In Spain, athletes will learn about Coastal rowing and will end the trip racing in Beach Sprints in Malaga. Here is a link to the tentative Spanish itinerary and plan.

Athletes who have participated in the summer exchange program over the years have gone on to attend elite universities including: Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and others. So athletes should not fear that taking a few weeks out of the summer to broaden their perspectives and enhance their love of rowing will hinder their college prospects.

The German Rowing Tour – Going through a Lock on the Moselle River, Germany