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Recent articles from around New York State and the World regarding New York State rowers or items of interest.
All items are attributed to their original sources.

Opinion: Schuylkill rowing must be saved

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: B. G. Kelly writes in support of keeping rowing on the Schuylkill – It would be a colossal shame to see rowing leave the Schuylkill — and Philadelphia. The Schuylkill sorely needs dredging,

Rain, rain go away – Even across the border

From: CTV News Ottawa: Ottawa Rowing Club under water

Melissa McKenzie is concerned about the launch of Canada’s oldest rowing club. Founded in 1867, Ottawa Rowing Club’s season is in doubt amid disastrous flooding along the Ottawa River. Flood waters continue to rise with more rainfall in the forecast.

“We can’t access the buildings, we can’t run our programs. We can’t put our docks in,” said McKenzie who has served as Ottawa Rowing Club’s executive director for three years. “We love the river, it really is our playground; it’s our happy place, but we’re at its mercy and right now it’s pretty crippling.”

Camille vanderMeer of Elmira lost her opportunity to play soccer, now is sculling.

Camille vanderMeer: From Soccer Field to Single Scull
From Row2K and Ed Hewitt: Before last fall, Camille vanderMeer was happy and successful playing defender with a nationally-competitive soccer team in her hometown of Elmira, NY. But as many soccer players and parents know, US Soccer made a change from school-year to calendar-year age grouping for teams in 2016 , which dramatically changed the composition of many soccer teams, even leaving some athletes without enough teammates to field a teammate. So last fall, vanderMeer found herself without a team, and without a sport.