April 17, 2012
Complete USRowing Release
LOS ANGELES - LMU freshman coxswain Kellyn Freire has been named one of 24 athletes accepted to USRowing's 2012 Women's Freshman Camp from June 11-17 in Seattle, Wash.
Hosted by the University of Washington and coached by UW women's varsity assistant coach Conor Bullis, the camp is geared toward athletes with elite level potential and aspirations, but who have only one or two years of rowing experience. The goal of this camp is to expose the athlete to the U.S. National Team experience training 2-3 times per day, rowing in many boat categories, learning technical and physiological basics and training with athletes of a similar caliber.
"It is a true honor to have a Lion invited to this camp and a testament to the work Kellyn and our whole team has been putting in all year long," said LMU Coordinator of Rowing Vaclav Kacir.
Freire, a Long Beach, Calif., native who prepped at Connelly High School and competed for the Long Beach Junior Crew Club, has served as the Lions' varsity eight coxswain in their last two meets, including all three head-to-head races last week at the NorCal/SoCal Challenge where the V8+ boat picked up wins over Saint Mary's, San Diego State and UC Davis.