Rowing Summer Camp - 2006 Rowing Camp

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Learn to row this summer under the individual instruction of state and national championship-winning Coach Peter de Manio. Enrollment is limited to 16 students in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades. Each camper will become proficient rowing in singles, doubles, quads, pairs and fours. Coach de Manio’s crews have won 19 Florida State Varsity Championships and three Scholastic National Championships. His athletes have gone on to row in over 50 collegiate programs, many on athletic scholarships.

Four sessions of five days each (Mon – Fri), hours 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
- (1st session) June 19 – 23 (2nd session) June 26 – 30
- July 4th week is off
- (3rd session) July 10 – 14 (4th session) July 17 – 21
- Saturday morning of July 22 - Regatta for all camp participants
Any athlete/camper may enroll for any one or more weeks.

$200 for 1 week; $350 for any 2 weeks; $450 for any 3 weeks; $600 for any 4 weeks

Osprey Oars training facility - 131 Bay View Drive, Osprey, FL.
Call 941.539.1905 to visit our boathouse and to meet Coach Peter de Manio who is dedicated to providing the best opportunity for young athletes to learn rowing.

Rowing shaped my adult life, instilling in me the importance of hard work, preparation, and time management. The sport's emphasis on camaraderie amongst individuals striving to create something greater than themselves has cemented the way that I interact and collaborate with others. And, for me, it all started with Peter de Manio." Jonathan Smith, Pine View and Yale University.

“I moved to Sarasota in 1994-95 specifically to row for Peter de Manio, who coached the premier rowing program in Florida and the Southeastern U.S. While there, my teammate, Kevin O’Neil, and I were both recruited by numerous top collegiate rowing programs and we both went on to row for Princeton University. Since graduation, I have coached rowing at Princeton, Rutgers and now at Leon High School. Peter’s rowing program made this possible for me as it helped dozens of other athletes at every significant college rowing program in this country. This illustrates the lasting impact that Peter has had on so many people.” Dan Newman, Sarasota HS, Princeton University.

”My entire life changed through rowing, thanks to Peter and his efforts. He helped me to become a two-time Junior U.S. National Team member with one silver medal and a four-time Senior U.S. National Team member with one gold medal and one silver medal in the World Championships. He always has the best interest of the crew at heart. A young athlete interested in the best possible foundation in rowing can’t do any better than starting with Peter.” Bill Plifka, 1998 World Champion Silver Medal, 1999 World Champion Gold Medal

“Experienced athletes recognize that training with Coach de Manio provides some of the best physical, technical and mental conditioning available to youth rowers nationwide. His winning record as a coach speaks for itself.” Chris Liwski, 2004 US Olympic Rowing Team, 2003 Pan American Games Gold

“I will never forget the Head of the Charles, and not only beating Navy, but starting a bitter rivalry that would go on for another four years as I rowed on scholarship at Syracuse University. Looking back, I realize how lucky I was to get an amazing education for free. I only have Peter to thank for this, the rowing memories, and for molding me into a person who knows that nothing is too hard, nothing is out of reach. He played a tremendous part in where I am today and I thank him wholeheartedly.” Matthew Liwski, D.P.M., Riverview H.S., Syracuse University

"It takes time and distance to gain perspective on past events and it has been over fourteen years since I rowed for Peter. My decision to join his team was the defining point in my life. All the things one hears about what rowing can do for a young person’s outlook on life and how it shapes young minds (and bodies) into improved versions of themselves are true. There are very few coaches that I have ever met or heard of that facilitate this process with more zest, flair and a sense of purpose, than Peter. Although my rowing days are long gone, I have never been more aware of what he has done for me and for hundreds of other young people who have gone through his program. " Dinko Vucemilovic, Riverview H.S., Harvard University, Wharton MBA

"I provide Critical Care to all patients while in the operating room. I am expected to understand the thousands of medications in the pharmacy and how they will interact with my anesthetic and how to appropriately use them in conjunction with my anesthetic. When anything goes wrong, the anesthesiologist is the person everyone looks to to fix it. Peter, I just wanted you to know what my job was like since you were part of how I got here.” Stephen Nemeth, Riverview HS, University of Florida, University of South Florida, MD.

“You have been an inspiration to me and many others by personally resurrecting youth rowing in Florida. With your time, resources and a great family, you have provided lots of ‘kids’ with outstanding opportunities. Thanks.” Stan Bergman, Head Rowing Coach University of Pennsylvania

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Clubhouse located at:
Osprey Oars
131 Bay View Drive
Osprey, FL. 34229

941 539.1905 (clubhouse)
941 539.1905 (cell)
941 349.7650 (fax)

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