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Rowing Program

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Facilities

The Rowing Club has two boatsheds; one located on the River Torrens near the King William Street bridge and a shared facility with Unley High School and Norwood Morialta High School at the AM Ramsay Regatta Course at West Lakes.The Club has an extensive fleet of boats in all classes and access to fitness facilities in the school’s weights room and Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Curriculum
Practical

Lessons and Training sessions will include:

  • Development and application of rowing skills
  • Fitness and conditioning
  • Competition strategies

Theory

  • History of rowing
  • Rules, etiquette  and race preparation
  • Leadership / teamwork
  • Sports psychology
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Factors affecting performance
  • Fitness analysis
  • Rowing and technology
  • Maintaining a rowing folio

Training

Rowers learn boat handling and rowing skills in both scull and sweep boats and improve their general fitness. They have opportunities to row in a number of boat classes including single sculls, double sculls, pairs, quads, fours and eights. All rowers are expected to be fully committed to the sport, as absences from training sessions and regattas and failure to maintain or improve fitness levels make it difficult for others. Training camps are also held on the River Murray, at Port Adelaide or at West Lakes in late Term 3 and during the Christmas holidays. Consequently, students and their parents must be aware, before joining the program, of the time, financial and physical commitments required. Rowers should also be competent swimmers.

For all crews, on-water training takes place at least three times a week at either of the boatsheds, with Seniors training predominantly in the mornings and the junior crews in the afternoons. Rowers must also attend fitness sessions which take place either at the Torrens boatshed or at school.
Competition

Rowers compete in Rowing South Australia regattas which are held each Saturday in Terms 4 and 1, mostly at West Lakes. Other regattas are held on the River Torrens in the city, at Mannum, Murray Bridge and Port Adelaide. Crew members are required to attend all regattas in which their crew is competing.

Students also have the opportunity to represent Adelaide High School at the Australian Rowing Championships and Interstate Regatta which are held in March in a different state each year.

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