Rowing Programs

The Swan River Rowing Club has a well-rounded rowing program across our squads, led by our head coach Mark Beer and a team of dedicated coaches. We welcome new members at all levels, whether you’re just starting out, want to build fitness for school rowing, a seasoned veteran, or have Olympic team aspirations.


The perfect introduction to rowing! If you’ve never been in a boat before or just want to have a go, we run Learn to Row sessions every Sunday morning at 7am for $100 for 4 sessions. 

Learn to Row provides a gentle pathway into training socially or with one of our squads. 

Our learn to row program is held by one of our life members, Bruce Strickland. 

Prefer one on one sessions? Our Headcoach, Mark Beer, can help you out! email headcoach@srrc.org.au to arrange a time. 

For more information or to register, please contact headcoach@srrc.org.au


The Swan River Rowing Club Junior Squad is comprised of athletes from 13 to 17 years of age. The Junior program builds confidence, fitness, and skills in young athletes, preparing them to seamlessly move up into the senior squads. We have junior athletes from schools all over Perth, both in the PSA and IGSSA competitions and non-rowing schools. Juniors usually compete in the WA All Schools competition, as well as the Pennant season.

Our Junior rowing program runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, plus optional cross-training sessions in the afternoons. Contact our Secretary or our Head Coach if you or your child would like to be a part of our junior community!


Our Senior squads make up the competitive backbone of the club and compete year-round at a State pennant level and at the Nationals. Led by head coach Mark Beer, the seniors train multiple times a week in singles and crew boats. The club also runs cross training sessions and a gym programme for athletes looking to make serious fitness gains.

At Swans we have a proud heritage of producing Australian representatives in all age groups and are one of 2 WA High Performance clubs in partnership with the West Australian Institute of Sport. Whether you’re looking to make a national team, build fitness, or race at the State Champs, our programme can help you reach your personal goals.



We have a large group of Masters rowers that row both competitively and socially at the club. The group offers opportunities to race at social and national Masters competitions, as well as a fun and social way to stay fit all year-round. For more information on the Masters programme and training times, contact masters-captain@srrc.org.au

Pathways Partner Club

Swan River Rowing Club is proud to be a WAIS/Rowing WA Pathway Partner Club, with the club working in partnership with WAIS, Rowing Australia and Rowing WA in the identification and development of rowers who have the potential to be selected for Rowing Australia’s (RA) national training centres and/or an Australian Team and ultimately achieve podium results at benchmark events.

We have been a Pathway Partner Club since the inception of the program and have worked with athletes over the past several years, to attain State and National Team representation at Junior, U21, U23 and Senior Level.

We have a great club history in the development of State and Australian representatives, including Olympic representatives and medallists.

As one of premier rowing clubs in Australia, we have also had several visiting athletes from various countries train out of the club and with our members over the years. We are proud of our clubs ability to compete on the national stage, and look forward to welcoming and working with the next generation of state and national champions.



Want to progress your rowing in the off season? 

Feel like you need to work on strength and ergo technique? 

Wanting to maintain technical changes and your fitness in Term 2 and 3? 

Join the Year 9-11 Winter Program at Swans! 

Join like minded junior rowers and progress your rowing and technique in small groups with focussed coaching from WA state and Australian Representative coaches. 

Currently the program will consist of 2 water sessions and 3 strength and conditioning sessions in our club gym per week. 

All sessions are flexible and how much you are wanting to be involved is up to you! 

All athletes from all schools and clubs are welcome. 

Register using the form below. 

For enquiries or more information, contact: headcoach@srrc.org.au


    The WA Pennant season runs from April to September, including head races, Masters, All Schools and Pennant regattas. Training both on the water and in the gym is available year-round, particularly for those looking to compete at the National Championships.

    Water sessions run in the mornings, with different mornings for different squads. Seniors train every morning except Thursdays and Sundays.

    Crews will have their training times determined by their coach, except in the case of Masters and recreational rowers, where the training load is less intensive.

    Competitive senior athletes will typically have 4 to 6 sessions per week on the water. In addition, competing athletes will have several land-based sessions per week including ergometer, strength, flexibility, and aerobic sessions in the afternoons.

    Junior Camps

    Every school holiday the club runs rowing camps for high school-aged athletes. These camps are typically intensive clinics run across 3 mornings, aimed at improving the skills and fitness of those new to the sport or those looking to improve for their school rowing programs.

    Events calendar

    We like to keep things social at SRRC, so there’s always something going on! Come down to one of our monthly club steak nights, celebrate the season at our Annual Dinner, or help out at a Swans-hosted regatta.