Husky Crew Volunteers With Rainier Valley Rowing
Conibear Shellhouse was busier than usual this morning as the Huskies welcomed Rainier Valley Rowing to Montlake to teach the inner-city Seattle rowing group some elite-level tips.
For two hours, the Huskies showed the children how to erg, row and work out like Huskies. The students moved station-to-station in groups, and had Husky varsity athletes helping them out at each turn. (Ed note: halfway through the visit, the Huskies had these kids pulling 1:20 splits on the erg! Just kidding.)
The Washington Crew program makes its shellhouse available to many of the junior crews and rowers in the area who are interested in the sport, and will host another learn-to-row type event during the week of the 25th annual Windermere Cup. The Huskies made the point to show the children the sport is fun and great exercise.
Rainier Valley Rowing is a group dedicated to teaching Seattle children, many of them minorities, the sport of rowing, hoping they take advantage of the aquatic resources the city has to offer. A big takeaway from the event was that rowing is primarily a team sport, and the Huskies noted several times that it takes many oarsmen and women to make boats move fast.
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