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Is Rowing Good for Kids?

By June 25, 2020 Floating Docks
A dock designed to accommodate rowing for kids of all ages

As parents, we are always looking for ways to keep our children active and healthy! As more and more children become interested in electronics, we have to be a bit more creative when it comes to incorporating exercise into their daily routines. Many adults find time for at-home workouts: yoga or pilates, depending on the day of the week, free weights, and, of course, the rower. We are so caught up in our own workout routines that we sometimes overlook the need for our children to engage in physical activities like this. A great solution: rowing for kids. It’s fun, effective, and engaging!

 

Home gym workouts aside, many families love to be out on the water as soon as the weather permits. Rowing for kids is a great way to keep your children active and healthy. Many people are concerned about the average age to start rowing for children. Fair enough!

What’s the Average Age to Start Rowing?

Rowing can be a physically demanding sport and typically children will begin crew in high school. Of course, children younger than that often participate as well, but may not compete. Many say the average age to start rowing is 12. This can vary depending on your child’s abilities and strength.

 

Rowing for kids is an excellent way to get your children outdoors doing something healthy and advantageous! It’s a great cardiovascular workout and can help kids establish a lifelong love for fitness and the water! The sport improves endurance, stamina, strength, balance, and confidence.

Rowing for Kids: What About Equipment?

Keep in mind that floating rowing docks with lower freeboard heights, like the ones manufactured by AccuDock, are especially ideal for youth rowing, as they make entering and exiting rowing shells easier and safer. Contact our team to learn more – and to determine what equipment you need to get your kids safely out on the water.