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Row like a girl are aiming to become the youngest female four to ever row across the Atlantic Ocean. As four young females brought together through a combined passion for adventure, row like a girl encompass #strongisthenewskinny and are passionate about inspiring young girls to get out there, get involved in sport and take whatever opportunities life throws at them.
Row like a girl was created after Lauren’s failed 96 day attempt in 2013 as part of team ‘Inspirational friends’. Now back with a vengeance, Lauren,Olivia, Gee and Bella have their minds set on breaking two new world records – to become the youngest female four and to break the current speed record set by any four man team. All four girls come from an adventurous sporting background, were brought together through unusual circumstances share the same passion for pushing the boundaries: living life to the full and a dogged determination to get to the finish line.
Training for the girls comes in a multitude of platforms- Row like a girl don’t believe in hours spent in artificially lit gyms, but rather the girls’ training combines their adventurous outdoor spirit with a passion for getting a sweat on. Surfing, hiking, mountain, rowing on the lakes, climbing, yoga, trial running and meditation are key to Row like a girl’s holistic exercise regime.
If you are reading this now, you’re part of our journey- so welcome, we promise it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
The main drive that fuels our campaign is to raise over £50,000 for Plan UK’s ‘Because I am girl’ campaign.
Protecting the rights of adolescent girls, keeping them safe from harm, giving them access to a quality education and delaying marriage or childbirth means they can break the cycle of poverty to look forward to a brighter future.
If a girl is accorded no value, if a girl is worth less than boy, then it stands to reason there will be men who believe they can do what they like with them.
Row like a girl encompass the ethos of #strongisthenewskinny and #thisgirlcan; as four young females who have ‘the choice’ to row across the Atlantic, we are passionate about campaigning for adolescent female rights and inspiring girls to get out there and get involved in sport.
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