Are you ERGing like the Ancient Greeks?

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Summer is in full swing! Are you using that ERG you rented for the summer!?

Here is some fun rowing information I found. Perhaps the earliest ERGs!  You may have something in common with the Ancient Greeks – the earliest ERG training?

How old are rowing machines? They have a surprisingly ancient history! The earliest example we’ve found is from the height of Classical Greek civilization about 2500 years ago. Back then, Athens and Sparta were frequently at war. Their soldiers headed to battle in ships powered by hundreds of rowers each.

It seems that rowing machines helped the Athenians – and their version of democracy – triumph. Led by an admiral named Chabrias, the Athenian military trained on shore with wooden rowing machines. These machines let beginners master the rowing technique before joining a crew on the sea. At the same time, the warriors developed incredible head-to-toe muscular strength and endurance.

 

Prince William Crew Association Announces Fund The Dock Challenge

Prince William Crew Association Announces Fund The Dock Challenge

 

ALUMNI FUND THE DOCK

CHALLENGE!

Attention all of you who have ever stepped on Oxford Boathouse’s Docks!

Some of you rowed over 30 years ago!  Some of you just graduated from high school.  But all of you loved or still love to ROW!  PWCA, the organization that has been taking care of the boathouse and the docks for 30 years, is installing a new dock system.  To help purchase the dock ($97,000), we thought that an alumni challenge would be fun.  One section of dock runs about $8,000 dollars and if your school alums raise that much money or more we will honor your school with the name on that section.  The more sections the merrier.  Every little bit will help fund the dock and maybe get a good start on paying for the next dock.  Please consider donating and talk it up on any social media communication that you use.  Parents are welcome to donate too.  Please make sure you put your team affiliation on your donation and we will be providing a tax donation form. This is the first fund raiser this organization has ever had, so let’s make it a great one.

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE BOATHOUSE!  BAND TOGETHER TO HELP THE FUTURE OF ROWING CONTINUE TO GROW.  THANK YOU!

Come visit sometime and bring the kids!

PRINCE WILLIAM CREW ASSOCIATION, INC  (PWCA)

P.O.BOX 2329, WOODBRIDGE, VA   22195

We also have PayPal on PWCAcamps.com

Summer Rowing Camps

summer crew rowing camp
If you know someone like siblings, friends or neighbors who are new to rowing and are interested in learning more and trying it out, please see the information about the week long novice rowing camps http://pwcacamps.com/index.php/week-session-camps/
And our 8 week semester novice camp http://pwcacamps.com/index.php/summer-semester-camp/
Both are great opportunities for someone who might be interested in rowing to give it a try.
See you on the water this summer!