A unique after school sport for teens

September 11, 2008 12:59:36 PM PDT
Did you know that most sports scholarships given to young women are in team rowing? We visited the Oakland Estuary with a group of rowers to get the scoop on how you can your child involved with the popular sport.

The Jack London Aquatic Center offers an after school girls rowing club for inner city children. In Oakland, 75% of youth don't know how to swim. This program is extremely beneficial because it teaches kids to swim before they begin rowing and promotes team building. Most sports scholarships given to young women are in team rowing, which is becoming even more popular after the US Olympic Women's Rowing Team won the Gold in Beijing.

Jack London Aquatic Center
115 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: (510) 208-6060
Website: www.jlac.org


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