Dayton residents could see a few more oars in the water in coming months. Five Rivers MetroParks has announced the start of a Community Olympic Development Program to train young rowers.
There are already 12 of these programs around the country—but this is the first in the nation developed for the sport of rowing.
The Dayton Boat Club, Greater Dayton Rowing Association and Five Rivers will work with the U.S. Olympic Committee and USRowing.
The CEO of USRowing, Glenn Merry, says the partnership will be a boon to both the park system and the sport.