Coach Mackenzie wrote -
Freedom Rowers Helps Youth
Become all they have the potential to be through the sport of rowing. We will encourage young people to strive and succeed. We will create an environment in which they are free to fail. Free to challenge others. Free to appreciate the beauty of nature, the wind on their faces, the blisters on their hands, the splash of their oars in the water and the feeling of power that comes from the propulsion their strokes provide.
In a world of noise and chaos
We will encourage young people to experience the silence of the world of water at rest. We will encourage them to exult in victory and to understand that they may cry in defeat because they are free to reset their goals and strive for triumph another day.
Rowing is an amazing sport
That is challenging and demanding, but more importantly, it is both rewarding and fun! The sport, at any level, requires hard work, dedication, mental toughness and safety awareness. In return, rowing will give you so much more - a successful team , a fit body and a healthy mind.