Rowing in Peachtree City
On Beautiful Lake McIntosh
Our crew rows sculling and sweep boats. Coxswains lead the rowers and steer the boat. In sculling, each rower holds two oars. Sculling boats can hold 1, 2, or 4 rowers. In sweep rowing, each rower holds one oar and may be in a boat with 2, 4, or 8 rowers.
Rowing together teaches teamwork differently than any other sport. The teammates bond at practice, workout sessions, and while travelling at regattas.
What is it like to row?
"Rowing is the ultimate sport in which the individual drive of each person is strengthened by a tight-knit team environment. Everyone is competing for themselves and for their team at the same time. A win for the team is due to the individual effort of each rower, yet a win for a rower can only be attributed to the efforts of the team." -Rusna Sangha
"Rowing transcends the boundaries of age and both physical and mental disabilities. Anyone can row." -Coach Kendall
"Rowing is a sport that is uniquely challenging, and incredibly rewarding." -Emily Hawkins
"Rowing is a unique sport like no other that requires the team to work as a whole." -Jocalyn Ortega
What is it like to be a Coxswain?
Coxswains are the instructors of the boat. They have to be small and think fast. Coxswains call out drills, correct posture, and encourage rowers.
The coxswains sit in the back of the boat in an 8-rower boat, and in the front in a 4. They hold a cox-box, which shows the rowers' data such as the stroke rate and split of the boat. The cox-box also works as a microphone to project the cox's voice to all the rowers.
Not only do they keep the rowers in line, but coxswains also steer the boat with a rudder in the back.