August 28, 2019 11:03 PM
(ABC 6 Sports) - The Rochester Rowing Club has been around since 1990, and is giving people a new sport to submerge themselves in.
The reasons for joining vary from athlete to athlete.
"Well I was looking for a good sport for me. I needed a low impact sport for my ankles," Nico Grothey said.
The junior team is made of high schoolers who say the sport is misunderstood.
"People think it's not really that hard, it's just kind of an arm thing. They don't really think it's very competitive. It takes so much energy and time and stuff like that. It's really taxing," Christian Paulik said.
The club practices year-round, training indoors in the winter. While they lift weights and work their cardiovascular systems, the coaches are always preaching technique.
"It does take a lot of strength and physical part, but then you also have to make sure that you're rowing well, because you know you can be the strongest person in the world but if your technique is garbage you're not going to go anywhere," Paulik said.
Even though he joined just a year ago, Paulik says the sport has changed his life.
"They say this is one of those sports you can do throughout your whole life and I hope I will be able to do that."
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