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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.

From Selah

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Coventry Lake Community Rowing, Inc. enriches Northeastern Connecticut by providing rowing opportunities for individuals. It is the only community rowing program in Northeastern Connecticut. CLCR promotes diversity in the sport of rowing through programs which introduce avenues for athletic development and personal growth for both youth and adults. CLCR’s programs introduce new rowers to the sport, offer training for competitive rowers, and support the under-represented within rowing.