Posts in Rowing Legacy
How Rowing Changed My Life - David Alviar

Rowing has introduced me to my best friends, the people I most admire, and a greater variety of experience and cultural backgrounds than any other passion in my life. My coxswain was a Boston-born Pakistani, my pair partner was an Irish-Ethiopian giant, and my best friend was a small-town-Texas gay athlete.

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Rowing LegacyGreg Wood
Rowing and Family - Susan Lynn

Our family’s passion for the sport began when my husband’s job found us on the East coast. My son came home one day and announced he was going to give rowing a try. It took one sunrise on the water and he was hooked. The ability to participate in a sport that had him out in nature, working with a team and getting fit made it an easy pick.

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Rowing LegacyGreg Wood
How Rowing Shaped Me - Karen Man

Rowing really embodies the ultimate team sport and racing together creates monumental friendships. The boat relies on every member, functioning as one unit with many limbs, requiring coordination of mind and body. It taught me discipline, perseverance, built stamina, and kept me emotionally pliable.

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Rowing LegacyDavid Alviar
What Rowing Means to Me - Chantal Avery

The summer before my junior year of high school our family moved to a suburb of Chicago, IL. After unsuccessfully trying out for the basketball team, the rowing coach found me crying in the hallway and convinced me to give the sport of rowing a try. I had seen the sport in the Olympics but never imagined that it was something I could participate in, let alone in high school.

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Rowing LegacyDavid Alviar