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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

For the first time Saturday, the Ohio Valley Rowing Club gave the public a chance to learn rowing for themselves.

It's part of national "Learn to Row Day", which more than 50 clubs nationwide participate in each year.

While some of the instruction took place on dry land, participants had an opportunity to get a feel for the sport, with the help of both club members and coaches.

"For women, it really is a great exercise, because you don't need a lot of upper body strength," says Charlotte Johnston, a member of the Ohio Valley Rowing Club. "The real strength comes from the push of the legs, and that's something we women can use."

By the way, it’s never too soon or too late to start rowing. The Rowing Club tells us that participants have been as young as 12 years of age and as old as 93.


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