Rowers celebrate on Great Salt Lake

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(KSL News) It's not a sport you'd typically associate with Utah, but rowing is a somewhat popular pastime for many Utahns. In fact, it's been part of Utah's sports world for more than 100 years.

Today the Waterford Crew, Utah Junior Crew and a crew of cancer survivors from the Huntsman Cancer Institute launched their boats to celebrate 120 years of rowing on the Great Salt Lake.

Rowing is best-known along the east and west coasts. But for people who've rowed there, the lake is a welcome change.

Head Coach Nicole Harmony said, "In terms of being able to put your boat in water and being able to row without having to worry about crashing into anyone or crashing into a shoreline, this is the most beautiful body of water I've ever rowed on. On a day like this, it's amazing. It's just beautiful."

If you would like additional information, please contact Coach Nicole Harmony at 599-7486 or Luli Josephson at 641-2099.

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