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How To - The Rowing Stroke

Lauren Spinka, the Varsity Women's Crew coach at the University of Florida, said the rowing stroke should be considered a sequence of specific body movements that, when combined, create a fluid stroke that can be repeated thousands of times.

The stroke can be divided into five positions:

Visit the Erg page to learn how to develop the rowing stroke on land, using the ergometer, or rowing machine. Visit the Water page to learn how to translate effectively the stroke on the erg to the water.