Women’s rowing season begins at Navy Day Regatta

The Temple women’s rowing team will begin its fall 2012 season this Saturday at the Navy Day Regatta along the Schuylkill River.

The Regatta is set up as a head race where competitors will each begin at 15-second intervals. As new coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski said, the goal is to catch up the boat ahead of the team while not allowing the boats behind them to catch up.

Grzybowski has had her team focus on technique, specifically core strength, leading into the season, she said.

Being the season’s start, Grzybowski plans on using the regatta to work with different lineups. In doing so, Grzybowski will have each girl run two races during the regatta.

Temple’s first race will the 4+ final at 9:50 a.m., while the final race will be the 8+ final at 1:37p.m.

-Liam McKenna