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The Rowing Team Of Orange Coast College

In May of 2017, the rowers of Orange Coast College went for a 12th national title, being up against some of the best in 4-year universities. Fighting through their lungs screaming, sweat and muscle aches, as eight oars went through the Newport Harbor water as the 60 foot yellow needle propelled through the water at the speed of 25 miles an hour. The sport of rowing is just one of the few purely amateur sports that is left, it is a ballet that consist of grace, power and unity. Being said that in the sport that there are nine human hearts that beat as one and that rowing seems to touch the divine. However, for the little known and yet the legendary Orange Coast College rowing team left Orange County on May 25th to compete in the Nationals at Lake Lanier in Georgia, it would seem that the students shout-out had also embodied the competitive spirit which helps in moving humanity forward. During the weekend of the Nationals, the rowing team of Orange Coast College will go up against nearly 40 schools. As well as the four-year universities that have been training twice as long then the community college, and students that are several years older. The main event is that the boats will cover 2,000 meter that will be completed in the course of about six minutes. And there will be some of the rowers will be collapsing as the finish line is crossed because they have given it their all. Learn more:


Orange Coast College is an 164-acre campus that is located in Costa Mesa, being located just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Southern California. The College was founded in 1947, and classes began in 1948. Since 1948, Orange Coast College has grown to become one of the finest and largest community colleges in the nation, as over 25,000 students enroll at the college each semester. Orange Coast College has featured exceptional facilities and have the latest in technology while offering over 135 career and academic programs, that include one of the most acclaimed and largest public nautical programs in the nation. In addition, many of the students of Orange Coast College will go on to transfer to private universities and colleges in California, as well as across the nation. Orange Coast College offers spring, fall and winter classes, and has been fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


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