high school rowing – girls


Welcome to the Casitas Rowing High School Team! With over 20 high schools in the surrounding areas plus many homeschool students, our program serves the dedicated young men and women in our community. We are excited to offer a robust and successful program where developing athletes can excel. This is a competitive program based on developing fast crews with the goal of performing at a National Championship level.

High School Practice days: Three practices after school during the week, plus Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.

To get started : Contact Coach Wendy at 805-642-2288 for more info and to sign up for tryouts, or email us at wendy@casitasrowing.org.

Novice Boys / Novice Girls

The High School Novice Teams are for Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in their first year of rowing. We have both Fall training and racing, plus Spring training and racing. Athletes that wish to continue with the sport are expected to participate in Spring training and racing. This team travels to compete both in regional and state level regattas with the Championship Regatta held in Sacramento in May. Teams include both rowers and coxswains. There are some opportunities for Novice athletes to race in the Varsity boats.

Varsity Boys / Varsity Girls

Once they have completed their novice year, athletes are moved up to the Varsity squad. This program is for experienced rowers. We have both open weight womens crews as well as lightweight womens crews (130 pounds and below). Teams include both rowers and coxswains.


Coxswains are the boat leaders, they have a rudder for steering and call out the practice routine and race strategy at regattas. A typical boat will have eight rowers and one coxswain. We look for motivated people who are outgoing and naturally talkative. Generally the coxswains are smaller and weigh less than the rowers, with coxswains for the girls teams typically being under 115 pounds throughout high school.

Let’s get started today!



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