“Drills are kind of a balance of, I don’t want to say ‘comfort,’ but a way to find stability while really zeroing in on what’s happening at the catch, and experiencing that in a couple of different ways. A good catch isn’t always the one that feels the lightest, or the most explosive… It’s the one that’s the most effective.”
-Esther Lofgren (February 28, 1985- ), Rower, Olympic Gold Medalist 2012.
“There are days when you hate it, but when it comes down to it, nothing beats making a boat go fast and the feeling you get from training hard. That’s what is satisfying.”
– Christine Smith Collins (September 9, 1969 -), Rowing Coach, Rower, Olympic Bronze Medalist 2000, World Rowing Championship Gold Medalist 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, Silver Medalist 1999, Bronze Medalist 1991, National Rowing Hall of Fame Inductee 2016.
“The water-rower has been an addition to my year-round training. It”s a full-body workout that allows me to get a great sweat while keeping my heart rate up… All without putting stress on my joints.”
-Rob Gronkowski, (May 14, 1989- ), New England Patriots tight end, 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), 4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014), NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011), Third-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008).
Sarasota Winter Erg Classic will be held January 12, 2019 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota Crew will host 5 entries from 3 clubs.
In Canada, Leander Indoor Rowing Championships will be held January 12, 2019 at St. Mary CSS Main Gym in Hamilton, Ontario. Leander Boat Club will host 126 entries from 12 clubs.
In British Rowing, Clean Sport 1- Paralympic Talent Rowers will be held Saturday 12th of January 2019 in the Thames Upriver region hosted by NGB.
Club Coach Sliding Seat – Scotland will be held Saturday 12th of January 2019 at Scotland Rowing Centre.
Club Coach Sliding Seat will also be held Saturday 12th of January 2019 in the North West region hosted by Runcorn Rowing Club.
Regatta des Deutschen Ruderverbandes, a.k.a. 19. Norddeutschen Meisterschaften und die 16. Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmeisterschaften im Ergometerrudern will be held January 12, 2019 at Rendsburger Ruderverein, Nordmarkhalle Rendsburg in Rendsburg, Germany. This is a Concept2 International Race Non-Satellite event.
“In a sport like this—hard work, not much glory, but still popular in every century—well, there must be some beauty which ordinary men can’t see, but extraordinary men do.”
– George Yeoman Pocock (March 23, 1891 – March 19, 1976), Premier designer and builder of of racing shells, inducted into the USRowing Hall of Fame, 1977 inducted into the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame, 2015.
“Rowing is an excellent way to maintain both aerobic fitness, which you need for long distance running, and anaerobic fitness, which is high intensity work which gets your heart rate up, during the off-season.”
– Chris Haslam, Head of Athletic Performance, Brentford Football Club.
“I coach and cox and one thing I tell my crews is to breathe slowly through their nose on recovery to help slow down the slide. This is because novice rowers tend to start panting and they take their stroke in time with this. Quick, forceful exhale on the drive tightens the core muscles and slow, controlled inhale provides a longer recovery time.”
– Valerie Gorman, lexicographer, rower and rowing coach.
Sculling is easy to learn, but tough to master. Anyone can get in a boat and paddle around, but to get anywhere requires extreme balance.”
– Lynda Carter, Rower, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Miss World USA 1972
“Ergometer is Greek for work meter.”
— Barry Strauss, Rower, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University, Author of Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty.