Is This Worth Explaining??

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>Since freshman year I have been heavily involved with my school's rowing team. The intense nature of the sport and the fact that we practice an hour away from school has allowed practically zero time for good participation in solid clubs. We can spend up to 35 hours a week in season training, racing, etc, not including off season fall and winter conditioning. Is it worth taking the extra space to explain this? I am not planning to use my athletic accomplishments for acceptances anywhere if that helps with background info.</p>

<p>I do not think that is a good use of your space. When you describe the commitment you have made to your rowing team, it will be clear to the reader that there wasn't a lot of free time left.
The question a reader might have, though, is why you aren't planning on rowing in college?</p>

<p>Students with a laundry list of school clubs aren't doing themselves any favors. Your strong commitment to one sport speaks for itself. And I assume you meant that you are not looking to be recruited for rowing, rather than that you didn't want to row any more. Is that correct?</p>

<p>^ Yes that's correct. I put in four years for the sport and I really love what it's done for me, but I know the level of commitment collegiate athletes have for their sports. I simply don't love the sport enough to row for another four years.</p>