rowing 3 Aug

Benefits of Rowing

Rowing is a lifelong sport than can be performed and enjoyed by people of all ages.
· Rowing is a smooth rhythmic motion and impact free.
· Rowing offers diverse training opportunities: inside, outside, water, land, competitively, or recreationally.
· Rowing promotes well being and self-esteem.
· Rowing is a sport you can bet on.
· Rowing is a collegiate scholarship sport.
· Rowing, along with cross country skiing, burns the most calories per minute of exertion compared to other sports.

Rowing improves performance in the following dimensions:

· SPEED DEVELOPMENT
· JOINT MOBILITY
· STRENGTH
· FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
· QUICKNESS
· AGILITY
· BALANCE
· FLEXIBILITY
· NUTRITION
· LINEAR MOVEMENT
· POWER
· MENTAL TOUGHNESS
· ACCELERATION
· EXPLOSIVENESS
· REFLEX TIMING
· MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
· NEURAL-MOTOR SKILLS
· MUSCLE RECRUITMENT CAPABILITY
· BONE STRENGTH AND DENSITY
· STRENGTH OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE
· CARDIOVASCULAR MUSCULATURE
· LUNG CAPACITY
· MUSCLE ENDURANCE
· BLOOD-OXYGEN CAPACITY
· RESTING HEART RATE
· CALORIE AND FAT BURNING
· BLOOD CIRCULATION
· METABOLIC RATE
· MUSCLE MASS
· BODY COMPOSITION
· MUSCLE TONE
· RESPIRATORY EFFICIENCY
· STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, MOBILITY, COORDINATION
· BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL
· And finally, rowing is FUN!


swim 22 Jul

Delta Blades in the News

Delta Blades Junior Crew was established in August 2004 by head coach Joan McFadden. It was her goal to offer highly competitive junior rowing opportunities in her hometown of Stockton, CA. She ultimately hopes to guide the program to a Southwest Regional Championship. As Delta Blades grows more competitive in the league, the crew will be able to host regattas and showcase the Delta waterway and beautiful downtown Stockton. Rowing was never available in Stockton for McFadden, a Lincoln HS graduate. In order for her to pursue a rowing career in high school, McFadden joined Capital Crew in Sacramento, and commuted the 2-hour roundtrip daily. “I am happy to be back home, and that I can give back to Stockton’s teen community,” says McFadden. “Rowing has given me amazing opportunities in life that I would have never experienced without being involved in the sport.