August 14, 2019
How Athletes Impact the Rowing World
Rowing has often been heralded as a sport where people can find themselves progressing rather quickly. Though the journey from novice to the Olympic podium may not be in reach for most of us, most rowers can find what they’re looking for high levels of competition, a great way to stay in shape, or just a beautiful way to enjoy the water. Everyone starts somewhere, and many rowers continue to find enjoyment in the sport throughout their lives.
With the continued expansion of both junior and masters programming around the country, athletes are able to seek out learn-to-row programs, as well as remain supported by clubs longer. At the core of this support from clubs are the coaches, volunteers, and organizers of clubs.
College rowers back for the summer, masters rowers looking to help out their club, or seasoned coaches revered (and maybe a little feared) for their boathouse presence all pitch in to make things run smoothly. This lineage of coaching, and the idea of giving back, are the backbone of many rowing programs.
As rowing continues to grow in popularity and availability, it will become increasingly important for clubs and programs to be staffed with knowledgeable, sociable, and dedicated athletes. Without the spirit of giving back, rowing would cease to be the sport it is. Rowers don’t wake up before the sun and train long hours on and off the water for money, fame, or fortune. There exists instead a sense of pride, camaraderie, and legacy that comes from taking part. Giving back to your boathouse, local club, or high school team can help usher in the next generation of rowing, allowing for the sport we love to continue being what it is, a worldwide community of united athletes.
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May 02, 2022
We are excited to announce our brand new HUDSON SHARK gear. Be a part of this seamless integration where technical innovation meets creative design skill in performance apparel. Staples in the rowing world, HUDSON Boat Works and JL Racing are both athlete-inspired and technology-driven. A unified partnership where both brands are committed to the pursuit of high performance and high quality gear. If you’re going to train with SHARKS you better look like one.
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The Faster Masters Rowing pre-order store is now open! Faster Masters Rowing is a rowing business that sells educational webinars and training programs for masters rowers - from racers to exercise and fitness athletes. Faster Masters helps athletes with a framework for their training and an online community to support the trials of training, injury, setbacks and to celebrate progress towards success. Check out some of the designs available in the pre-order store and hear from founder Rebecca Caroe about the inspiration behind the gear.
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