Why rowing?

Anna: I did rugby and swimming before I rowed, but rowing is different because it’s more of a full body workout and is an action packed sport.

Tida: I like being on the water, not in the water, so rowing is ideal!

Do you see rowing in your future?

Tida: I’d like to keep rowing at university and maybe do a coaching internship with LYR. [Tida has subsequently become the 2018/19 LYR Apprentice]

Anna: I’d also like to row at university and see where it takes me.

What have you learned about yourself through rowing?

Anna: I can push myself, and be healthy and happy.

Tida: I can be committed to something, and I really can do it.

What life skills has rowing taught you?

Tida: Time-keeping; you have to get to the boat house on time.

Anna: Team work; you’ve got be in time with one another, work together and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses

What are your thoughts on the ethnic diversity of your rowing club and the rowing community?

Tida: My rowing club is relatively diverse, but the wider rowing community isn’t showed as diverse as it could be. I think rowing should be advertised to the wider community a bit more.

Anna: I think there should be more ethnic diversity in rowing.

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