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Norwalk River Rowing Strives to Promote Passion for Rowing

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Norwalk, CT | Added on May 07, 2014 At 05:59 PM

You may think of rowing as an "elite" sport. But the Norwalk River Rowing Association is changing the way people view it one stroke at a time.

"There's a reason it's called crew, you a part of a team, you are part of a group," said Malcome Watson, one of the founders of the Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA).

Since 1986, the Norwalk Riving Rowing Association has promoted passion for the sport - regardless of age or income, putting over 100 kids in boats and on the water each year.

said Watson.

While strength and endurance are important in rowing, rowers say teamwork is essential.

Mary Wimpfheimer is a member of the NRRA Girls Varsity team. "

said James Koenigsberg, a NRRA Boys Varsity rower.

said NRRA Boys Varsity rower Joe Blake.

In addition to competing in regattas, the association provides scholarships for their rowers as well as a community outreach program for children in low income households.

"Just everything about it is fun," said Liam Jenkins, a youth novice rower.

For more information about the Norwalk River Rowing Assiociation, visit

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