Crew: One for the Alumni

CREW One for the Alumni The first thing most athletes do when they get out of college is to order a heavy meal, wash it down with a cold beer, take a deep drag on a cigarette —and gleefully go to pot. But not if they live in Philadelphia and know how to pull an oar. Philadelphia's 99-year-old Vesper Boat Club awards no letters or athletic scholarships; its members work out six days a week, row as much as six miles each practice session. Why? "Because we like it," says Secretary-Treasurer John B. Kelly Jr., onetime Olympic sculler and brother...

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