Keio University Rowing - Student Opinions
Keio Rowing Club was established in 1889 and currently has about 80 members. According to the men's team captain, Keio is a very diverse rowing club with rowers coming from many different backgrounds and all levels of experience. He says the boathouse is full of both novice rowers and national champions. They all share the goal of being the best in Japan, and the senior team members help mentor the younger team members. The men's team vice captain echos similar thoughts on the team. He says graduated members come back to support their races and visit training camp, giving competing members a since of what the history of the club is like. The spirit and attitude passed from generation to generation is what makes Keio special. The women's team captain stresses the importance of the friendships she's made while rowing at Keio. She believes her friendships have enriched her past four years and helped prepare her for life after graduation. The connections with her teammates are something she'll treasure for the rest of her life. Keio Rowing Club is a team that brings people together with a united goal: to be the best in Japan (Keio Times).