Meet the team and Coaches
ARION is an elite rowing team comprised mostly of women. The program is designed for all Olympic hopeful athletes from recent college grads to those with international experience. ARION has a capacity of 12 athletes.
Get a sneak peak at the facilities
Saratoga Springs is an idealistic resort town nestled between the capital of NY and the Adirondacks. It is easily accessible, under a 4 hour drive from NYC, Boston, Princeton, and a host of other northeast rowing destinations. Saratoga is a perfect mix of culture and activity with nature and tranquility. Saratoga Lake has a long history of rowing and is host to several of the countries largest regattas. Athlete housing is a 6 minute walk across the bridge from the boathouse.
Find out more about the training
ARION is a program built around small boat skills. Significant emphasis is placed on teaching boat moving skills. For training athletes use personal and club boats, C2 ergs and RP3, Bike Ergs and Keiser Spin bikes. However, athletes are encouraged to participate in cross training outdoors when the weather permits. Hiking, biking, swimming, and running are popular options locally. For weight training, athletes chose to lift at SRA facilities with internally designed programs or at Saratoga Peak Performance
Find out more about our goals and successes
ARION athletes are in pursuit of both short term and long term goals with the ultimate goal being a medal at the Olympics. Along the way, successes are celebrated in speed orders, national regattas, international regattas, and World Championships. ARION also counts as success the growth of athletes as coaches for the junior program and the ultimate transition from athletes to coach as the days of personal competition come to an end.
Find out the program expectations
The ARION program works in simbiosis with the Saratoga Rowing Assoc (SRA). SRA provides the support and facilities and coaching for the ARION program in exchange for athlete work hours supporting SRA. These work hours are paid and are offered to work in conjunction with the training.
ARION Friends and Partners
Local running shop in Saratoga Springs, is a sponsor of the ARION program and offers part time employment to the ARION members
Saratoga Peak Performance
Coached by renowned sports trainer Bryan Briddell Ph.D, "Peak" offers specifically designed training programs for the ARION athletes
Capital Area Physical Therapy and Wellness
PT Evan Marsh is a ardent supporter of the ARION program and works closely with the ARION athletes
Local deli and market, also offers part time employment for ARION members and forever a friend of the program