Our year-round Youth Programs are thriving. We are happy to have Jessica Andersen as our new Youth Program Director. She comes to DSC with 19 years of experience running swimming programs in the Bay Area. Having mentored young staff members for many years, she is helping our young coaches-in-training and interns develop their interpersonal skills as they help run our academic year after-school programs for middle and high school students (see Youth Coaching Development Program below). Jessica will also administer the Erg Ed™ indoor rowing program/curriculum for local PE teachers to implement in their classes, and she will oversee several Sample Sculling Sessions in the Spring and Summer that precede our well-attended summer youth camps.
In addition, ten cadets from San Joaquin County Office of Education's Discovery ChalleNGe academy are attending a special program at DSC this fall.
DSC’s OarBusters and Freedom Rows—Delta Heroes programs for civilians and military veterans with physical challenges are going strong with several new scullers joining us on Thursday mornings. Some of our “newbies”, such as Gaby in this photo, are already in training for next summer’s Bayada Regatta in Philadelphia.
Wounded Warriors are taking part in special Freedom Rows one-day sessions, Austin coming from as far away as Fresno and Nate from Petaluma, pictured below with Renaldo in the bow seat.
Our Masters programs for adults, the backbone for ALL we do at DSC, included our annual Sample Sculling sessions, Introduction to Sculling classes and our on-going programs for novice, intermediate and advanced (competitive) rowers.