USRowing, in partnership with the National Rowing Foundation, is proud to announce that all athletes and recognized coaches who have represented the United States at the Summer Olympic Games will receive a complimentary, lifetime Legacy Membership.
The Legacy Membership will provide national competition eligibility, product discounts, additional insurance coverage, exclusive educational resources, a monthly issue of ROWING Magazine, and voting privileges that help shape the future of USRowing.
“Olympians are our sport’s most important ambassadors,” said USRowing CEO Patrick McNerney about our Legacy Members. “As part of the national team family, we want to encourage all of our Olympians to connect with their teammates and the National Rowing Foundation at events throughout the year including the NRF/USRowing tent at the Head of the Charles Regatta, the San Diego Crew Classic reunion and additional events that will be announced in the near future. We are excited to connect with our Olympians and use their rowing experiences to enhance those of everyone involved in our sport.”
The National Rowing Foundation provides critical athlete support, which directly impacts today’s national team and Olympic team.
“The Legacy Membership is a great opportunity for the National Rowing Foundation and USRowing to emphasize that regardless of how long it’s been since you’ve raced for the USA, the principles of the sport are the same,” said Mara Keggi Ford, executive director of the NRF. “That common bond of representing our country is an experience, a memory, and a journey that never changes. We hope that the Legacy Membership enables Olympians to continue their history with the sport and be a part of the growth of rowing across our country.”