Water Safety Video
US Rowing outlines the possible hazards associated with rowing and the proper protocols to follow in each situation. It is recommended that everyone watches this video at least once per year before getting on the water to remind them of potential dangers.
Proper Technique from Concept2
Concept2, a manufacturer of rowing equipment, created a video that breaks down the basic elements of the stroke. While there are many components of proper technique, and this resource provides a solid overview.
Our juniors watch this video before getting on the water each spring as a reminder of what not to do. Though it may seem humorous, this is a grave reminder of the potential damage that can be done to the boats and to the people in the boats. Water safety and awareness is extremely important.
Another video that the coaches show the juniors program before getting on the water, this is a video from a race where the boat “swamped” or filled with water. The coxswain was trying to bail the boat out with a sponge, and ultimately decided that they could no longer row. Again, this is an unusual and somewhat comical situation but it teaches a great lesson about listening to the leader in the boat and knowing when the conditions are not fit for rowing.