Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100
It's the time of year again when we start to look for the perfect gift for the special rower in our lives. Treat your friends, family, or teammates (or yourself!) with a new piece of rowing kit that they are sure to love. Luckily, we've made it easy with a list of rowing gifts that are worth every penny!
Row for the Cure 2022 Pre-Order Store
The Row for the Cure 2023 Pre-Order Store is open from October 6-October 20 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 20% of all net sales from this pre-order store will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation on behalf of the Row for the Cure organization. Rowers are the perfect bunch to support our community as we battle to win the fight against breast cancer. Ultimately, that is why we come together each year. Not only as competitors but as a rowing community. One goal: to kick cancer, together!
Finding Strength and Recovery Through Rowing
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting one of our Team JL Ambassadors, Michelle Lyons, who discovered rowing after going through treatment for breast cancer. Read about how Michelle's breast cancer journey led her to find the sport and community of rowing.
Rowing Kit to Start the School Year Off Right
It's that time of year again! Not only is it time to go back to school, it's also time for fall training! What better time to refresh your rowing kit, and ensure you have everything you need to train hard and succeed? From stocking up on the basics, to picking out a few fun prints, and of course finding a solid outerlayer, we've got you covered! Keep reading for a list of rowing gear that will get you prepared for being back on the water.
Halloween 2022 Pre-Order Store
It's almost time for spooky season, which mean's it is time for JL's annual Halloween Pre-Order Store! Pre-order store designs are made to order, so we open up the Halloween store prior to Halloween. This way, you can get your Halloween rowing kit in time to wear for Halloween! Dress like a zombie, an astronaut, and more in the boat this year. You will also find fun Halloween prints, as well as best sellers from previous years.
JL Spotlight: Kateryna Maistrenko
Kateryna (Katya) Maistrenko grew up around rowing. Her mom and dad both represented their countries in the 1988 and 1972 Olympics, respectively. They built and operated a large rowing center in Ukraine while Katya grew up. It was only natural that she started rowing when she was just 9 years old. Throughout her rowing career, Katya has rowed on the Ukrainian National Team, as well as for an NCAA Division I school in Washington. She was in the US when the war broke out in Ukraine. She found comfort by continuing to train on the water while also fundraising to support the people of Ukraine.
All New States and Cities Unisuit Collection
We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new States and Cities Unisuit Collection! There is no shortage of beautiful, bright colors on these five unisuit designs, all available in both Men's and Women's styles. The states and cities included in the collection are Florida, Oregon, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Which one is your favorite?
Father's Day 2022 Gift Guide
Whether they are biological or not, dads play such an integral part in our lives. This Father's Day, consider giving your favorite crew dad a gift to show them how much you appreciate them. Not sure where to start? We've curated a list of gifts for the dads that row, and the dads that help support rowing teams. Check it out below!
Pride 2022 Pre-Order Store
We are so proud to be an LGBTQIA+ ally. Equality, Love, and Pride are the principles that JL is built on. Join us in showing your support for your teammates and your community with our performance pride collection made for Pride Month. Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots, and we welcome you to get ready to celebrate around the boathouse with us!
Stand With Ukraine Pre-Order Store
JL Racing is collaborating with Team JL Ambassador, Michael Toutloff, to launch a pre-order store to help support an organization that is providing aide to the Ukrainian people. 100% of the proceeds of this pre-order store will be donated to the UN Crisis Relief Fund. Donations from UN Crisis Relief go towards the United Nation’s efforts to fund immediate rapid-response aid when disasters strike and critical work in humanitarian crises around the world. In this case, the Ukraine crisis.
Team JL 2022 Picks
Team JL ambassadors have a wide variety of experiences with rowing. From rowing and coxing to coaching, and from youth to masters, our ambassadors are all throughout the rowing community. Because of their years of experience, we asked our ambassadors what their favorite piece of JL gear is. See how they responded below!
Indoor Rowing Essentials
It's the middle of January which means cold temperatures in parts of the world. If the weather or the increase in COVID cases is keeping you off the water or erging at home, it's important to be prepared for rowing and training indoors. Your summer training gear might be tucked away, you may want some new gear to motivate you through your erg session, or you're looking for the perfect erging apparel. We have assembled a list of gear and apparel that is essential for indoor rowers.