Capital Crew is the Sacramento State Aquatic Center’s Youth Rowing program for high school students. Since 1988 to the present, Capital Crew has offered competitive rowing to all Sacramento area high school student athletes. Annually, the Aquatic Center’s youth rowing program attracts an average of over 150 participants. The team trains from mid-September to mid-May and competes against thirty two other junior rowing programs on the West Coast.
This program is geared strictly towards competitive rowing. Workouts will focus on technique, strength and conditioning, cardiovascular training, diet and nutrition, flexibility, the psychology of sports, and racing. Racing opportunities will be the decision of the coach. The competitive rowing season begins in late spring and ends in November. Our competitive program competes at several regattas every year, including those that allow us to travel as a team. This level requires an attendance commitment as individually indicated by the Head Coach to each athlete.
Capital Crew Apprentice Program (CCAP) is the Sacramento State Aquatic Center’s middle school rowing program for 7th and 8th grade students. We offer a Fall program, summer camps and Spring Break camps.
The Rowing Club is a competitive rowing team open to all Sacramento State Students. The rowing club is comprised of male athletes and male or female coxswains (the people who steer the boats.) The rowing club competes against schools such as Stanford, Santa Clara, UC Berkeley, and all other West Coast institutions with rowing programs. No experience is necessary to join the club. The club practices and competes in both Fall and Spring semesters.
The Sacramento State women’s rowing program gained intercollegiate status at Sacramento State in 1995, and since that time has accounted for six conference championships. Rowing at Sacramento State provides female athletes with any rowing experience a rare opportunity to become a member of a varsity, NCAA Division 1 team.