The whole mentality of rowing is entirely different from what you encounter in other sports. Rather than the transcendence of a single individual or star player on your team, rowing is like magic. Yes, the spirit of competition remains, but on the water with your crew, you cease to be an individual – you work and move as one.
It encourages a mentality that is greater than the self. You are more connected to everything around you and every person you work with. So while Hydrow CEO and founder Bruce Smith shies away from the label of being an activist, the concept of giving back, to raise others up is written in our DNA at Hydrow.
To be a rower is to see a world beyond yourself and feel a sense of responsibility to be a part of making it a better place.