Learn to Row / Beginners
Learn to row programs are held at the Rowing WA Sculling Academy next door to the club, (run by experienced Learn to Row coach Laurie Anderson), which provides an excellent pathway into the sport. Sessions are run at 7am on Sunday mornings at a cost of $10/session. For those who have completed a Learn to Row program or have gained some experience (e.g. in a school rowing program) we provide squad training with a coach.
The SRRC Development Academy has been formed for the development of our up and coming junior talent starting from the under 17s through to the under 23s with selected members aspiring to state and national squad selection. Development of these athletes is overseen by Jamie Jones, our professional Head Coach.
We have a large group of masters rowers (over the age of 27) that row both competitively and socially at the club. Our master rowers are overseen by Caed Marriott.
Corporate Training Program
Every spring we run a one-month structured program for organisations that wish to use rowing programs to raise awareness and skills in the areas of team building, trust and achievement. Top quality coaches are assigned to each crew of eight plus a coxswain. Crews undergo a fairly intense and structured program to prepare for a 500m regatta. Along the way the teams learn to link practical application and theory in the area of human endeavour. Click here to get detailed information on our Corporate Regatta Program.
For much of the year there are rowing sessions every day of the week starting at 5.30 – 6.00 am, unless weather intervenes. There may also be water sessions in the afternoon.
Crews will normally have their training times determined by their coach, except in the case of masters and recreational rowers. Masters, corporate and recreational rowers normally train less intensively with between 2 and 5 sessions per week on the water.
Competing athletes will typically have 4 – 8 sessions/week on the water. In addition, competing athletes normally have several land-based sessions/week (ergometer, strength, flexibility and aerobic sessions).
Training schedules are based around the WA regatta season (April –September) and Nationals/Selections (October – March). Squads for rowers competing in regattas will normally be based around the following categories:
- Sub-Juniors (first year rowers, 15 years or under for current competition year)
- Categories E, D, C, B, A based on performance at regattas, captured in the ROMs points system (E being least experienced, A being State or National representative)
- Masters (in age classes, beginning at age 27)
Click here to view basic principles of rowing.