Triremes rowed through the Mediterranean with long oars through the water.
1300 - 1309
Venetian festivals, also known as regatas had competitive boat races. This is where the race name originated from today.
Thomas Doggett’s Coat and Badge race
This is the oldest running race in the world and is raced every August 1 in the boats used to carry men and women across the Thames.
First college rowing team
Yale put together the first college rowing team.
First college race
The first rowing race between colleges was between Yale and Harvard in 1852.
First Olympic rowing event
Athens was scheduled to have their first rowing event, but it was soon cancelled due to unsafe rowing weather conditions.
Gold in Olympics
1920 - 1956
The USA won the gold medal in the men’s eight at every Olympic Games.
Dr. Spock's career
Dr. Benjamin Spock was a famous baby doctor and an Olympic rower during 1924. He won a gold medal in the men's eight. He was most commonly known for his pediatrician career and his book, "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care."
Women were finally permitted to row in the Olympic events.
I joined crew
I began crew after I had stopped playing volleyball for eight years. It has been a great workout and is a good community to be a part of. There is nothing like being out on the water everyday and I love it.