Crew is a rough sport. Very physical and harsh training, definately works more of all the body. This isn't just fun in the lake, its a fast paced race and I believe its a sport. This is my first year doing crew, but it clearly has been fun and extremely competitive against others we have raced against.
Rowing is most certainly a sport. It requires exact form, Large amounts of endurance, Upper and lower body strength, And the ability to know you won't start off as a god. Anyone can throw a baseball, But that doesn't mean you can be good at baseball. Anyone can throw a football, But that doesn't mean you're good at football. Anyone can run, But that doesn't mean you can run a marathon. Anyone can row, But not everyone has the strength, Endurance, Or form to row a 6k and get 1st place.
1st of all NOT EVERYONE CAN ROW NOT EVERYONE CAN WALK and some people don't go no arms issa sport wikipedia says so and like dat udder persn said is inda olympics Rowing, Often referred to as crew in the United States,  is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat (racing shell) on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, A force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational for enjoyment or fitness, Or competitive, When athletes race against each other in boats.  There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, Ranging from an individual shell (called a single scull) to an eight-person shell with coxswain (called a coxed eight).
Hahaahahahhaha try crew yourself Naysayers. If it's easy try going up Niagra falls infact forget rowing Ill give a yacht if you can even do that!
Anyways I've Kayaked and Canoed and damn does it hurt even in a two person kayak rowing up stream hell yeah its sport boi I was sweating The other person gave up it was hard for them and crew is still hard even with eight people rowing Lewis and Clark had row up the Missouri and they got what like 3 miles and one day with around 40 people definitely easy and most certainly can be unfit to do the job NOT
Think about it Crew requires ALOT of physical exertion, Team work and strategy. It's got rules and it's got teams. Top it off and put the icing on the cake its in THE FRICKIN CHIKIN OLYMPICS WELL OF COURSE IT'S A SPORT. Saying no to crew being a sport is like if Jesus Christ himself just popped out of nowhere fixed all your life problems and turned your dog into chicken then you denied that his name was even Jesus. Don't do that bro just no
Rowing is the hardest thing I ever did! What looks so easy on the outside is the result of hard work and years of practice. Rowing-technique is quite hard to learn! It is not just "paddeling". At the same time rowing is quite a full body workout. It takes stamina and strength.
Because it is a crew sport where you are literally doing the same like everyone else all the time - you can't stop when you are tired or if something hurts. You HAVE to continue until the command to stop. So you get to learn your limits - and you get to learn to break them.
One thing you problably do not know: rowing hurts! It destroys your hands and it makes your butt suffer a lot. At the same time it is higly addictive. Try it!
1. Rowing is in the olympics
2. Many other sports are based off transportation, Like cycling
3. Not everyone can row. Despite what some people say, To have the discipline and endurance to keep racing on and one, With proper technique and not tipping, Is not common. People can walk, But not all of them are cut out for cross country.
4. It actually requires hard work. Some people say rowers are just lazy, But it always depends on the person. There are plenty of lazy swimmers, Soccer players, Basketball pleyers, Etc. There will always be the hardworking ones and those that don't try, So never generalise a group simply based off of a smaller category within.
If your reasoning is that anyone can row, that is very very wrong. People can't even get into a racing shell without tipping it over, much less row in it. And that includes using the proper stroke rate for the part of the race you are in, rowing in PERFECT time with any other rowers in the boat, use the oars correctly, and overall have great technique. Guess what, anyone can run, but track is a sport. Rowers have to have great endurance to power through without any breaks for generally over 2k, and be able to have the mental endurance to do that. It also includes more muscle groups than any other sport. Rowers work incredibly hard, and the fact that this debate even exists is stupid. Nobody argues that biking, or skiing, or running is a sport, those are means of transportation as well.
Crew engages pretty much your entire body and I feel like you can't call crew "not a sport" until you've felt the pain in your legs after erging really hard. Also, you cannot say that crew can't be a sport simply because it's based on a means of transportation. Cycling, cross country, and track are all very much considered sports, yet they are all still ways to get around. Also, you cannot discredit crew as not being a valid sport because "anyone can row." Anyone can run. Anyone can kick a soccer ball. But in these cases and more, you have to have a certain level of technique and ability pertaining to your according sport. You have to have good erg times and such to be really good at rowing, just as you have to be pretty fast to run track well. Maybe there can be some misconceptions about the people who participate in crew but it is still very much a sport.
I like rowing im a rower my self i row for state and im very good at it i think this is a stupid argument and i cop enough of this shit at school so get a life leave the rowers alone if you dont like the sport stick it up your ass try appreciation how much time we put into a sport which we love
I mean seriously You cannot be serious to think that crew is a sport like it is litterally a motion of arms in a boat with your buddies. Its like calling going around the beach or a lake with a canoe or a paddle board its just not true i don't think its a sport
How you gonna call something a sport when it’s based off a means of transportation. Pretty ridiculous how people even believe this is a sport. The most important job is to be small and yell at people. Anyone can row not anyone can hit a 100 mph fastball thrown from 90 feet away.
Man u must be on some serious shit rn. This weak ass white boy shit is not a sport. I know a rower and he is the fatest fuck ever. Man most rowers just sit their lazy ass on the couch all day and eat donuts while watching tv. AINT A SPORT