At the Catch: With Madalyn Saporito

At the Catch: With Madalyn Saporito

Every year, the Rhode Island Rowing team heads down to DeLand, Fla. for its winter training trip. The Rams are able to log thousands of meters on Lake Beresford and the canals extending from it before heading back to Kingston to continue training indoors. This year, the team's seniors will give Rhody fans an inside look at what each day of the training trip is like. 

Today's post comes from senior Madalyn Saporito.

Having the afternoon off yesterday was a great break both physically and mentally, and it made us eager to get back on the water for some race pieces. With multiple 8's across, it was a great day for Rhody rowing! We hit the water with some mixed lineups and were able to practice staying composed in tight racing conditions. It was also a great opportunity for our freshmen and novices to experience the high level of racing that we can expect from our competition. 

After our lunch break, we hit the water again for a lighter row in both big and small boats, practicing our starts for the spring season. Since the spring races are only 2,000 meters long, it is imperative that a crew can get off the starting line as efficiently as possible. Today was only our first day practicing this type of racing again since last spring, and we are already off to an amazing start! We've made so many gains across the board this week, I can't wait to see how much more we can accomplish in our last few days!