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9th Annual National Learn to Row Day To Make a Big Splash!

Posted May 29th, 2009 by Paula Leidel  Category: Lifestyle, Toledo.com

 

CONTACTS: TRC Board President – Jim Skelding 734-604-2528
Media Relations – Paula Leidel 419-350-1615

For Immediate Release….May 11, 2009 – Toledo, Ohio

It will be “Boats-In” when the Toledo Rowing Club (TRC) hosts National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 6 at the Toledo Rowing Club Boathouse in International Park. The community is invited to join members and coaches of the TRC on the banks of the mighty Maumee River from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to learn about rowing. The public will have the opportunity to ride in a shell on the water, test ergometers (indoor rowing machines), and tour the boathouse as an introduction to rowing.

Sponsored by USRowing and Concept2, National Learn to Row Day will take place in rowing clubs and health clubs across the nation. More than 100 clubs are expected to participate.

“This great event affords the public from Toledo and surrounding communities, the opportunity to try a sport that they might not have considered, “ said TRC Board President Jim Skelding. “National Learn to Row Day gives people the chance to check out our facilities and feel what it’s like to be in one of the boats on the river.”

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Serving Toledo and surrounding area for more than 20 years, TRC offers programs for both novice and experienced oarsmen. TRC is a non-profit, community-based membership organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the sport of rowing by providing the widest possible range of opportunities for training and participation. Seven area high school teams and the University of Toledo are among more than 300 members of TRC who operate out of the boathouse in International Park. TRC members spend time on the river March through November

In addition to National Learn to Row Day, the community can become involved with the TRC through several events being planned by the club. Applications are currently being accepted for the SumPro rowing program beginning the week of June 8. Community members can learn how to scull in a single or sweep in an eight person boat. Applications and more information can be found on the TRC website www.toledorowing.org.

“We really encourage members of the community to join us through one of our educational programs,” said Skelding. “It’s a great way to be introduced to a unique sport for fun, fitness or recreation.”

TRC is also proud to announce the rebirth of their adaptive rowing program
that hit the waters this spring. Men and women in both single racing shells and double racing shells will be able to participate in rowing activities including competing in the Frogtown Races. For more information on the TRC Adaptive Rowing Program email adaptive@toledorowing.org.

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