I Love Rowing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People


    Our company joins the Dragon Boat Festival yearly. I have always been keen in joining. So after five years, feeling I am buffer (LOL) than before, I have signed up for the race. They laughed. People at work makes fun of my skinny arms *rolls eyes*; but they appreciate my...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jul 27, 2010

    Love It

    Rowing is my all-time favourite sport. I just love everything about it. I especially love morning training - going out on the river, just as the sun is rising. Rowing through the silent, empty town centre. And the races! I just love the exhilarating feel as you push yourself to...
    wardy131 wardy131
    18-21, M
    Nov 30, 2009

    Rowing is so fun. I went out in a single

    for the first time and didn't fall in :-). At the start of the summer hols I raced at champs and came 5th in my age group. Rowing has helped me so much in developing skills.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2015

    Just you and your thoughts,

    sweat & heat from a good workout, beautiful scenic view, watching people as you pass them by, the sun rising and the smell and sound of the water. Just awesome!
    wiredwolf wiredwolf
    36-40, M
    Dec 17, 2013

    I recently got onto the Rowing Team.

    If you didn't know, Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other in shells, on rivers, lakes or the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades, as they are pushed against the water...
    Somethingawful Somethingawful
    16-17, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    <3 Rowing <3

    Rowing is my life <3 I  row for 2 hours in the morning & 2 hours in the evening 6 days a week... sometimes more if the opportunity arises. I compete with my team in the US & Canada. I would love to spend part of next summer training in California <3 That'll be my grad...
    NorthernProject NorthernProject
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2010

    Rowing's Great!

    So i started sculling roughly a year and a half ago,(and I've been rowing for about 6 months) since then i have competed in many head-of-the-river races (heads) and some regattas - with some success i might add. I have skulled in a double on many occasions with a good friend of...
    Kopotty Kopotty
    18-21, M
    Aug 21, 2012

    I haven't started yet (so I can't really say

    I'm gunna love it or not) but I'm super excited! I start the 26th or June. I can't wait!
    ToxicTurtle ToxicTurtle
    16-17, M
    May 6, 2015


    cant keep me off the river - though getting less a fan of ergos as I go on!
    empacher75 empacher75
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2009


    I'm not a rower like in the Olympics. I've never even been on a row team (or whatever it's called). I just use the rowing machine at the gym. I usually row 3x/week for about 25 to 30 minutes. Sometimes, if I don't feel like making a sad attempt at running, I'll row for 50 minutes...
    wildlife2012 wildlife2012
    31-35, F
    Oct 24, 2013

    I Have Just Started Up

      I have just started rowing today. Before that I was the coxswain of a quad. Well I am very excited about that I am going for my next rowing training session next sunday!
    rowinggirl101 rowinggirl101
    70+, F
    Oct 27, 2013

    Miss Coxswain

    I'm a coxswain and I love it. His spring we have been undefeated, and it has been a strong/wonderful feeling. We are strong and ready to go...and being a coxswain and seeing my girls grow u and get better, is the best feeling ever
    Froggy6 Froggy6
    16-17, F
    Mar 31, 2012

    Rowing Is Awesome!

    I only started this fall, but i still love rowing. It takes up most of my time and i only have a few hours to myself sometimes, but rowing is probably the best sport i have ever done!
    tokidokiunicron tokidokiunicron
    May 5, 2012
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