It is not uncommon to hear from experienced rowers that they were initially tentative about the sport -- they may have even started rowing as a cross training exercise.
Inner city student athletes typically started with little background on the sport and found they were hooked on the terrific athletitic, social and mental benefits of rowing.
After practice and experience, many found doors opening that they had not expected: travel, college entrance, scholarship opportunities and for a rare few major international competition, including the Olympics.
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All agree that the discipline, teamwork and social and educational opportunities the sport created for them changed their lives.