Olympic rowing hopefuls from New York training at small gym in Tampa

“We came down here to find water,” Karina Feitner said. “It’s all frozen up in New York right now.” “All of the elite rowing programs, whether you’re in Vermont, New York, or Boston, you have to go south,” Megan Goodman added. “We’re snowbirds in our mid-20s.” These rowers are part of the ARION program — also known as the Advanced Rowing Initiative of the Northeast. They train at Seminole Heights CrossFit several days a week, and they are on the water every morning.