Sarah is a vibrant addition to our rowing club, bringing with her a contagious enthusiasm for the sport. As a new member herself, she wholeheartedly embraces the opportunity to encourage others to join and experience the joy of rowing.
With a warm smile and an open heart, she shares her own journey and how rowing has positively impacted her life. Her passion and dedication are truly inspiring, motivating anyone considering giving rowing a try to take that leap and become a part of our close-knit community.
“I had never rowed before, I had participated in open water swimming but this was something very new to me. I know two ladies who love it and promote it so I said that I would try it out. I look at the Row to Recovery website and social media channels, chatting with the ladies then had absolutely no worries or concerns about giving it a go.”
“The thought of rowing 10km on the river Corrib with these amazing women is the goal. My experience so far was pretty amazing, I was a bit awkward and all over the place, but I still enjoyed it. I think it will contribute to my physical and emotional well-being. There is something very mindful and peaceful about being on the water.”
“It’s great to be able to talk to with people who have shared the same road, a cancer diagnosis is life changing but for me it was mental torture, so being able to talk openly and honestly about my fears helps. The connection with the other members is priceless.”
“Find the time and try it out, it might not be for everyone, but it is worth a try.”
*Sarah’s story serves as a powerful testament to the transformative impact of taking a leap of faith and embracing new opportunities. Her journey exemplifies the strength of the human spirit and the potential for growth when one is willing to step outside their comfort zone.
We hope that her experiences have inspired you to consider new possibilities in your own life. If you're curious about joining a similar path or want to explore further, we encourage you to visit our website, reach out to us on social media, or give us a call. Remember, sometimes all it takes is that initial step, a small act of courage, to set the wheels of change in motion. So, why not give it a try? Discover the endless potential that awaits and embark on a journey of self-discovery and fulfilment. Your own inspiring story may be just around the corner.
*Sarah is not her real name, our new member wants to remain in the background which we respect, we are thankful of her time in creating this article.
Rowing is a cerebral low impact sport that utilizes the whole body and is accessible to all, regardless of fitness level. While a certain level of fitness is helpful, full training is offered by certified coaches and absolute beginners are welcome. Nor is age a barrier, our members range from early forty to late sixty.
Regaining a level of fitness, learning the skill of rowing, training and being part of a rowing crew in a very supportive, non competitive, fun manner are just some of the many benefits cancer patients have found when they join our crew.