High school Oarswomen and Oarsmen Graduating in 2020
For the past couple of years we have taken a picture of as many high school athletes and coaches as we could get seated and standing on rickety old picnic tables stacked dangerously on top of one another. With the hard work and skill of his many years taking the club photo Brian Thorne worked some magic and put together this photo for the seniors. Congratulations to all of our senior athletes graduating from secondary school!
Regatta & Events
This week for sure… with more to come…?
I come from an era in our sport that on reflection seems beyond strange. Water bottles were unheard of in the late 60’s. To suggest to your coach (true for my coach) that after 2 hours of workout on days like these – “Coach, could we stop at the dock for some water?” - would have been equivalent to asking to be cut from the crew.
The Henley course was not as “clean” as it is today but after 2 hours of 1,000-meter pieces in +90F (pre Celsius…) heat I was not the only one that scooped a mouthful of water from beside the boat.
They say – what does not kill you, makes you stronger. Whether it made me stronger is debatable, but I am still here so… I envy the few scullers that can be on the course right now. There is a sense of real accomplishment to push through a workout on hot and humid days – even better if you can hydrate while doing it!
If you have any questions about rowing in the summer or other questions about the rowing club, please contact Head Coach, Mark Welsh