Rowing

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Gently on The Bay! The women of the ZLAC Club get a grip on fitness, friendship

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Gently on The Bay! The women of the ZLAC Club get a grip on fitness, friendship

Members of the club. The term is practically an idiom, referring to people who share interests, values and experiences.

At ZLAC Rowing Club on Mission Bay, the expression is apt and probably as old as the club itself. Started in 1892, the club caters to those who relish the sport of rowing. But there’s one catch.

You have to be female.

“We do get men calling to inquire and we send them along to the San Diego Rowing Club as well as Mission Bay Aquatic Center,” said Allison Komiyama, ZLAC’s athletic chair. “I could see how that could be a draw.”

They’re women, all 450 members, from the youngest at age 15 to the eldest at age 97. And it’s always been that way, which...

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