People of all ages had the chance Saturday to learn about the sport of rowing at Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton.
The introduction to rowing was part of Olympic Day, where organizers across the country expose people to Olympic sports.
A former member of the U.S. Olympic men’s rowing team was on hand as participants go the chance to learn about the sport and try it out themselves.
"I love doing events like this," said 1996 Olympican Stephen Peterson. "I think it's one of the great things about our sport. Whether you're a freshman in high school or 70 years old, you can row. And that's fantastic. It's a life sport. I think the more awareness we can create about the sport the better."
Dayton is home to the only community Olympic development program for rowing in the country.
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