History of Rowing
Rowing is a very famous sport and is one of the first competitive sports to ever exist. Rowing was also the first sport in america. Rowing developed as a sport in the 1800s and quickly grew in popularity for top notch colleges. After the world had realized what potential the sport had competitively. The first true race for rowers to compete was held between Harvard and Yale which took place 1852. The first amateurs sport association for rowing was Philadelphias Schuylkill Navy in 1858 . The first national association for the sport in America was the National Association for Amateur Oarsmen, founded in 1872.