About Cape Cod Youth Rowing
Cape Cod Youth Rowing is sponsored by Cape & Islands Rowing Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to promoting and expanding opportunities for youth and adults to row on Cape Cod and the Islands through various recreational and competitive rowing programs. Our Youth Rowing Programs are offered in conjunction with various Cape Cod High Schools.
The Benefits of Rowing
Rowing is the ultimate team sport. It not only challenges rowers physically but mentally as well. Rowing combines power, endurance, coordination and teamwork to create the appearance of being simple and easy. In fact it is one of the most athletically challenging sports. It is a sport that demands perfection in the rowing stroke and an understanding of the physics behind the stroke. Rowing is considered one of the best all around workouts of any sport!
On the collegiate level rowing is one of the oldest and most respected forms of athletic competition. High school rowing experience is highly sought after by college coaches of all levels. In the last few years, rowers from Cape Cod have gone on to row at some of the top schools in the nation including Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Northeastern, University of Massachusetts, Connecticut College, WPI, Boston University, George Washington University, US Coast Guard Academy and many more. Colleges and universities have poured thousands of dollars into women’s rowing programs in recent years in order to meet Title IX requirements. As a result many universities and colleges have a deficit of qualified high school rowers to fill athletic scholarships. In the past 10 years alone rowers from Cape Cod have receive over $400,000 in athletic scholarships.
Finally, rowing is a life sport that does not have to end in high school or college. To get an appreciation of the enjoyment and benefits of adult rowing, you need only talk to any master rower.