Q&A with USRowing’s Susan Smith

Susan Smith’s job with USRowing doesn’t require her to wake up at the crack of dawn and race in an eight boat, but her job is far from easy. Smith is USRowing’s membership director. Not only that, but just a few months ago, she was given the title of acting CEO.

As the search continues for a permanent leader at USRowing, Smith enjoys traveling to regattas to witness the growing sport before her very eyes.

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Adopt a Team Program Begins

School students in Sarasota and Manatee counties are learning about the 2017 World Rowing Championships through a new program called, Adopt a Team. The initiative is bringing together elementary, middle and high school students from 43 different schools in the area.

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Interview with President of the Polish Rowing Federation

On 4/25/17, members of the Polish Rowing Federation paid a visit to Nathan Benderson Park. We sat down with the President of the Polish Rowing Federation, Ryszard Stadniuk, and spoke to him about the venue for the 2017 World Rowing Championships and how he thinks Poland will do at the upcoming event.

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Dare to Be Shines at Sarasota Film Festival

SARASOTA, Fla.— A sold out crowd packed a theater at Regal Hollywood 20 in Sarasota last Friday evening for the world premiere of Dare to Be, a documentary on women’s rowing. Adam Reist, the film’s director and Abbie Young, a collegiate rower featured in the documentary, were on hand for the screening at this year’s Sarasota Film Festival.

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