Al Aqsa Has 2 Rowing Teams, a Boys Team and a Girls Team. They are being coached by Mr. Dwayne Adams and Zach Mondesire. Mr. Adams won the Bronze Medal in the World Rowing Championship Competition in Seville, Spain in 2002. Zach rowed for his high school team for four years and taught rowing while attending Columbia University. In this photo one of the boys, Jaleel Uqdah, is being coached by Zach Mondesire in an indoor competition at Villanova University’s Gymnasium in February of this year.
In the foreground one of the boys on our team is watching another team member at the Villanova event.
The teams traveled to Wilmington, Delaware to workout on indoor equipment. This facility is used by the University of Delaware teams as well. As the weather improves the teams will get out on the Schuylkill River. Presently, Al Aqsa has 4 boats, 2 four man (women), 2 eight man (women).
A few of our rowing team girls at the Villanova University event.