See 35 is pretty quick; for instance Division I bumps pace is 40-44. Speed does help to give a more natural technique, really as long as you drive the blade hard and get your catches sharp the more artistic aspects aren't important unless for plan to take rowing to the next level. Sometimes colleges try to enforce a very artificial technique like what you've described, just do what you feel suits you.
yeah but i want to be technically correct and then let that become my natural thing. It's like learning to walk all over again!
yea i use the itunes system as well...but obviously i'm on a seperate network. I dont have much music though...only about 3.5 days worth. But I can assure you that it is organised with the the utmost precision!
Well about everything I could think of for interviews I added to Willa's advice in the 2005 applicants thread. I guess the best way is to be knowledgable about the subject, relaxed and amiable in the interview.
I think Will who you seem to be talking to on the UCS forums would be of more use to you than me though.