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About Rowing

Why rowing?

  • Several of our youth discovered rowing after being sidelined from other sports by concussions.
  • Rowing opens doors for educational opportunities, including college scholarships.
  • Athletes of all fitness levels that are willing to work hard are welcome. Crew is a sport where grit and determination lead to success.
  • Rowing is a mentally, physically, and socially transformative lifetime sport. Many youths have found rowing to be the sport that unlocks their inner athlete after not finding much success with sports like soccer, basketball, baseball, track, or tennis. 
  • Rowing is all about teamwork: without it, the boat will not move successfully through the water. The collective team is greater than the sum of its parts. Learning to work together is an important life lesson.


Why row with Central Ohio Rowing (COR)?

  • Open to students from all school systems in greater Columbus and Central Ohio; our current rowers represent over five different school districts
  • The oldest school-aged club rowing team in Columbus/Central Ohio (formerly Dublin Crew)
  • Our Director of Rowing has more than 40 years of experience in the sport
  • We compete at the local, regional, and national levels
  • Many of our rowers and coxswains have gone on to compete at the collegiate level - see our accomplishments here
  • COR’s Mission: To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of rowing and in life