Rowing Resources


USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing.

World Rowing
The Official website of FISA, the international rowing federation. The latest world rowing news, and comprehensive live coverage from top international rowing events as they happen.

Decent Rowing
Website dedicated to teaching good rowing technique

Media articles

Boston Globe, October 2014, More high schoolers get on board with rowing
Video resources

Henley Royal Regatta YouTube Channel
Highly innovative coverage of one of the world’s oldest rowing events, using extensive drone footage.

We are rowers
A bit of 'motivational viewing'. Just because....

The 2012 Australian Men's Four training video
Some great rowing - easy, relaxed and powerful rhythm.

See also some great video resources on our coxing page .

The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown)
The best book ever written about rowing, hands down.  The story of the 1936 University of Washington eight's quest to win gold at Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games, including the incredible 'against all odds' tale of Joe Rantz, one of the crew.

The Shell Game (Stephen Kiesling)
Stephen Kiesling's personal history of rowing in eights, focusing especially on the Yale-Harvard race, Henley Royal Regatta, and the preparations and selection camp for the national team for the ill-fated 1980 Olympic Games.

Assault on Lake Casitas (Brad Alan Lewis)
Brad Alan Lewis’ story of his determination to win an Olympic medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.  Lewis and Paul Enquist challenged convention, overcame defeat and worked outside of the system to make it to the pinnacle of rowing achievement in the double sculls event in Los Angeles.

The Amateurs  (David Halberstam)
The story of the 1984 single sculls trials in Princeton, following the stories of a group of rowers seeking the right to represent the United States in the 1984 Olympics.

Olympic Obsession: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Successful Sport (Martin Cross)
Written by a former crew-mate of Coach Jim's from the 1992 Olympics, gold medalist Martin Cross recounts the story of his journey through the sport and some of the characters that inspired him.