Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Most days you don't even see them.
"We are kind of invisible down here to a lot of people," said Bonnie Fuller-Kask, Duluth Rowing Club program director.
That's because they practice every weekday in the morning from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m.
For a bunch of high school and college students, that's pretty early.
"I actually get up earlier for rowing than I do for school," said Maddy Fontaine.
That didn't stop more than 90 kids from joining the Duluth Rowing Club for the summer.
What they get in return is one heck of a workout.
"You sit backwards, and you push back with your legs and then lean back and use your arms," said Haley Bock.
"Definitely good cross–training. It's like a total body sport," said Alyssa Diaz.
It's a sport that's open to people of all ages. But no matter how old you are, with it comes a team–first mentality.
"It's a lot of individual technique, but you still have to work as a team," Diaz said.
"Nothing compares to having a good row," Fontaine said. "It's the best feeling in the world. The boat's set and everybody's working together as a team."
Even with the early morning practices and grueling competitions, the water is where they belong.
Just ask Fuller–Kask.
"It's just really fun to be out on the water," Fuller-Kask said. "What a great place to spend the summer for the Duluth kids. Just being outside and we have such a gorgeous place to row. That's beautiful."