Oct 28, 2016


Tomorrow I start rowing classes at the Jacksonville Rowing Club, every Saturday morning for six weeks. 

Below is the agenda sent from the rowing coach, Mark Frampton.  There's a total of eight participants in the class, we've even had homework, a 45 minute safety video on all things rowing. 

I've learned new terms regarding the rowing stroke, the 4 stages: the drive  push, finish and recovery. I'm certainly look forward to getting in the water.  I will provide updates along the way. 

  • 9:15 a.m. -       Welcome
  • 9:20 a.m. -       Safety discussion in conference room
  • 9:30 a.m. -       Erg Room
  • 10:30 a.m. –    How to carry shells/oars
  • 10:40 a.m. –    Carry oars down to the dock
  • 10:45 a.m. –    Carrying shell down to the dock 
  • 10:45 a.m. –    Getting in and out of the shell
  • 11:10 a.m. –    Carrying shell/oars back to boathouse
  • 11:20 a.m. –    Washing and racking shell 
  • 11:30 am. –     Class Review


The St. John River 
The rowing club is close to the black dot that marks
the city of Jacksonville.  It's about 8 miles from where I live. 

One of my favorite activities is to be a student of topics or subjects that are of interest, compelling, historical, cultural, artistic. Tomorrow I get to be a student of sport, of form, technique, cadence, breathing, endurance. 

I'm sure the physical aspect of this sport is balanced by the awesome theatre of nature, being on the water, on an expansive fluid track that becomes one with the rower. I've imagined many things about rowing. I'm excited and certainly the physical fitness regarding this sport is a huge benefit all the way around.