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Husky Rowers Help Children Learn To Row

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Cool article in the Seattle Times this weekend about Seattle children learning to row. Of course, there's no better resource for teaching rowing than the University of Washington, home to one of the best crew teams in the nation.

The article focuses on three Seattle middle schools learn what is a "classic Seattle sport" at part of Erg Ed, an initiative by Seattle public schools. But local students don't always have the reach to row, so the school district wants to make teaching an education available to the youngsters.

As part of the event, students held an erg relay on Concept 2 rowing ergometers. And there are plenty of benefits to rowing, as the Seattle Times points out.

On a more short-term scale, rowing is a skill that could carry students through college on a scholarship. Members of the University of Washington crew team joined the group at the middle school Friday to participate in the relay race and show middle-school students what their future could hold.

At the forefront of the article is Portia McGee, wife of Husky assistant Luke McGee and a former Olympic rower. McGee now works alumni relations at the Bush School in Madrona/Madison Park.

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