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    Athletes to Watch at the World Championships: Emily Schmieg

    Athletes to Watch at the World Championships: Emily Schmieg

    You may have heard the name Emily Schmieg. If you haven’t you will. With too many accolades to mention in this modest article, Boathouse Ambassador Emily Schmieg has been competing, placing, and winning since her first gold in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2015 USRowing National Championships. This week you’ll find Emily in Austria at the World Rowing Championship competing for her spot in the 2020 Olympics and nothing is going to get in her way. Read more to learn more about Emily, her training, her Philly roots and her drive to win.

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    About Project Soft Hands Lacrosse

    About Project Soft Hands Lacrosse

    One day when I was throwing against the wall, the concept of Project Soft Hands suddenly emerged. I created a video of myself playing wallball--throwing creative passes and making difficult catches. I showed the video to my friends and teammates. I posted it to social media. I began making more videos, and got my friends and teammates involved. I called the movement “Project Soft Hands.”

    Beyond just wallball and lacrosse, there are several endeavors in life that advise you to keep “soft hands.” The term is mostly used in athletics. An athlete with particularly smooth, quick, or dexterous hands is said to possess soft hands. Swift hand-eye coordination – demonstrated by throwing, shooting, hitting, or (especially) catching – allows an athlete to stun fellow players and audiences.

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    The Seven Things That Only A Rower Can Understand

    The Seven Things That Only A Rower Can Understand

    Boathouse Ambassador Tymir Green-Ellis shares his perspective on life as a rower – From the dreaded "canoeing comparison" to the agony of watching a novice on the erg, a rower’s life is something that not everybody can understand. Here's Tymir's top 7 things most people outside of rowing culture will never get.

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