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    What You Need To Know For HOCR 2019

    What You Need To Know For HOCR 2019

    Going to HOCR2019? Here’s what you need to know about the world’s largest regatta as seen through the eyes of CEO and Founder, John Strotbeck, who has a 40 year history of participation and attendance at this spectacular event. From the early days when spectators would lower beer from bridges to rowers as they completed their race to the eventual commercialization of the HOCR in more recent years. John calls it like he sees it in this must-read for anyone heading to Head of the Charles 2019 this weekend.

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    Support Wylie's Day & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with Boathouse.

    Support Wylie's Day & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with Boathouse.

    If you do not know already about Wylie’s day, us here at Boathouse would like to tell you a little bit about it. Wylie’s day has a special piece in our heart, and here’s why. In April of 2005 Boathouse founder and CEO John Strotbeck lost his 13 year old son Wylie (or as they liked to call him ‘Smiley Wylie’) to Medulloblastoma, a form of Brain cancer that affects thousands of children every year.

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    Helpful Swimming Tips for Beginners

    Helpful Swimming Tips for Beginners

    Unlike most animals, human beings don’t instinctively know how to swim. Learning can be difficult, but it’s a rewarding skill that can provide excellent exercise, and even possibly save your life. Whether you’re swimming just for fun or aiming to swim competitively on school or club teams, remember that beginners often hit a few snags on their way to becoming standout athletes. Here are some tips for beginners from the aquatic sports experts at Boathouse.com.

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    Embracing the Power of Sport: How Women With Breast Cancer Find A New Identity As Athletes

    Embracing the Power of Sport: How Women With Breast Cancer Find A New Identity As Athletes

    Sports are a powerful agent of human experience and change. Competitive endeavors defined by physical and mental challenge, personal discipline, and continuous transformation have an unmatched ability to strengthen our greatest qualities while empowering us to overcome our worst habits and fears. This truth may be most compelling in team sports, in which every experience is built on community and every victory, as well as every loss, is shared.

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    Back to School Ivy League Apparel – Boathouse

    Back to School Ivy League Apparel – Boathouse

    The days may be getting shorter and cooler, and your summer fun is coming to an end, but a new school year is just beginning. The coming semester might be a big change from your summer months, but with it comes the opportunity to expand your world socially and achieve meaningful goals, both academically and athletically. Back to school shopping is a must this time of year. You’ll need to purchase supplies, make sure your computer is up to snuff, and upgrade your apparel.

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