Selah: How I Started Rowing
I started sculling in the summer of 2014 and immediately fell in love with it. I started out in one of the trainer boats, just learning which hand goes over which and how deep I should pull the oars. I picked up the motions quickly and in a couple of weeks I tried out the racing Vespoli. The next summer I dove right into competition. My friend and I sculled together in a double and we realized how in sync we were. Practicing continued into the fall where we would get up early before school to get a good row in. Being in the middle of a lake to watch the sunrise is one of the most beautiful experiences, it made getting up so early worth it. I discovered that it was my stress reliever, even when I had a hard workout on the water, I was more relaxed and I felt energized all throughout the day. The great people that are a part of CLCR that scull with me are my second family, and Coventry Lake is my second home. Trying out a scull was one of the best decisions I’ve made, sculling will now forever be a part of my life.