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Winter Rowing 2019

ARC School Leaver and Winter Rowing 2019

Adelaide Rowing Club supports rowers at all levels of ability from our Learn-to-Row program, Masters and Social rowers, through to Senior rowers who aim to compete competitively in local, interstate, and National competitions. We also have a number of athletes currently resident in the National Training Centres in Canberra and Penrith, training towards glory in the World Cup and World Championship regattas.

Our School Winter Program is designed to complement school rowing programs and enable school aged rowers to continue training through the winter months and develop their rowing ability both in sculling and sweep. While our School Leaver Program looks to introduce Year 12’s to a club training environment where they can be supported towards their rowing goals; whether it be rowing socially and competing at local regattas, medalling at State Championships, racing for South Australia in the State Team, or looking towards entering SASI and elite pathways.

Both programs are offered as part of our $250 School Leaver and Winter Rowing Fee, which includes coaching, equipment use, boat transportation, Rowing SA Winter Series Registration, and is redeemable on your 2019/20 Adelaide Rowing Club Full Member Registration (valid October 2019-September 2020).

Programs offer participants the opportunity to train 2 or more times a week throughout the winter period both on and off the water with a wide variety of athletes. Participants will can also participate in the Rowing SA Winter Series Regattas and continue to complete for ARC into the summer season (if they wish). Further information regarding what the training times, locations, foci and opportunities given to rowers at different levels are outlined below.

At ARC we not only look for those with natural rowing ability, but those who will be good club members and exhibit a passion for the sport. This can be shown in their commitment to training, respect towards the club, equipment, competitors, and each other, and supportive and positive attitudes. We always aim to foster a positive and supportive training environment which enables athletes to reach their full potential.

If you believe that this program is for you (or your child) then please complete the registration of interest form attached and we will circulate further information to you following the completion of Head of the River including the date and time of our induction evening.

Please note: that ARC prides itself on providing opportunities for all, so those individuals who wish to be accelerated or participate at a lower level may do so – upon negotiation.

Year 8’s and Year 9’s

Training Period: Term 2 Week 1 to Term 3 Week 5 (no training through the school holidays)
Training Location:  Adelaide Rowing Club Torrens River Boatshed
Training Time Monday and Thursday afternoons (4-6pm)
Training Goals: Development of scull abilities and general rowing fitness
Racing in the Rowing SA Winter Series



Participants will train both on and off the water with an emphasis on sculling and developing rowing fitness. Opportunities will also be given to learn / develop sweep rowing throughout the program.

Participants are given the opportunity to compete in the 2019 Rowing SA Winter Series (racing registration is included into the Winter Rowing Membership fee) along with the opportunity to race with Adelaide Rowing Club throughout the summer season (in consultation with School/College coaches).

Year 10’s

Training Period: Term 2 Week 1 to Term 3 Week 5 (no training through the school holidays)
Training Location:  Adelaide Rowing Club Torrens River Boatshed
Training Time: Monday and Thursday afternoons (4-6pm)
Training Goals: Introduction to and development of sweep rowing
Racing in the Rowing SA Winter Series


Participants will focus on sweep rowing and given the opportunity to develop their skills in fours and eights as they transition into Senior rowing. Training will initially be held on the Torrens and moved to West Lakes in Term 3 – please refer to the training times outlined for Senior Rowers below.

Participants will also complete RSA/SASI Talent Identification (TID) Testing as a part of their training. TID testing gives participants of an overview of their strength and endurance capabilities, allowing for development of individualised programs to further athlete development. Such testing is used across the state and nationally to identify those athletes with the physical potential for rowing, linking to SA pathway opportunities including the WA club development tour, Pathway 8+, etc.

Participants are given the opportunity to compete in the 2019 Rowing SA Winter Series (racing registration is included into the Winter Rowing Membership fee) along with the opportunity to race with Adelaide Rowing Club throughout the summer season (in consultation with School/College coaches).

Year 10’s (along with Seniors) will also be given the option to complete RSA/SASI

Year 11’s and Year 12’s (School Leavers)

Training Period: Term 2 Week 1 to Term 3 Week 5
Training Location:  Adelaide Rowing Club West Lakes Boatshed
Training Time Monday and Thursday mornings (5:30-7:30am)
Training Goals: Introduction to the club training environment and post-school rowing
Racing in the Rowing SA Winter Series
Creating opportunities to race at Head of the Yarra, Nationals 2020, etc.


Participants will be introduced to a club training environment where they can be supported towards their rowing goals. Rowers will be given the opportunity to row both in scull and sweep boats, in sculls through to eights. Where possible we endeavour to provide opportunities to all participants in the boat types and classes of their preferences.

With no dedicated off-water training within this program, participants are welcomed to join the clubs senior athletes in their off-water training at the time of their convenience on Monday to Thursday afternoons at the Torrens River Boatshed – more information will be circulated.

Participants will be given the opportunity to complete RSA/SASI Talent Identification (TID) Testing as a part of their training. TID testing gives participants of an overview of their strength and endurance capabilities, allowing for development of individualised programs to further athlete development. Such testing is used across the state and nationally to identify those athletes with the physical potential for rowing, linking to SA pathway opportunities including the WA club development tour, Pathway 8+, etc.

Participants are given the opportunity to compete in the 2019 Rowing SA Winter Series (racing registration is included into the Winter Rowing Membership fee) along with the opportunity to race with Adelaide Rowing Club throughout the summer season (in consultation with School/College coaches). Rowers will also be given the opportunity to attend interstate regattas with Adelaide Rowing Club including the 2020 Australian Rowing Championships, Head of the Yarra, etc.

Further Information

For further information contact the Captain - Jessica McRae at captain@adelaiderowingclub.com.au

To register - Click Here

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