Course Outline

Enjoy the magic moments of early mornings on the water as you learn the fundamentals skills of rowing in a team. Complete novices as well as those with some previous experience are welcome to join this ultimate team activity. Rowing is the ideal aerobic sport for the entire body as it is low impact and low injury.

At the first session you will get an orientation to the pontoon area, an introduction to equipment, safety induction and be introduced to fundamental rowing techniches. The following weeks you will develop your rowing technique and enjoy rowing as part of a crew.

Ideal for...

Absolute beginners as well as experienced rowers looking to get back into a crew. The only requirement is you must be able to swim 50 metres and tread water.


  • Gain a basic knowledge of rowing style and boat rigging.
  • Gain an understanding of basic navigation rules and river etiquette.
  • Develop the ability to row with a crew in a racing shell.
  • Gain a clear understanding of personal requirements to make rowing a pleasurable activity.
  • Develop competent knowledge of the rowing stroke including correct terms.
  • Increase your understanding of the impact the individual’s rowing technique on the crew performance.
  • Develop an understanding of crew processes.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Snack/water bottel
  • Well-fitting shorts and top (loose clothing may become caught in rigging)
  • Football socks
  • A change of clothes to wear home
  • Footwear suitable for for carrying boats in wet areas (no thongs or sandals).

Other Information

Rowing will take place rain or shine. Should weather conditions (high winds or lightning) prevent going on the water, training will take place indoors on rowing machines.

Participants must be 18 years or over and must be able to tread water and swim 50 meters. Participants will be required to sign The Sydney High School Foundation Indemnity Form, stating swimming ability, before they are allowed on the water.

Meet at The Outterside Centre, Sydney Boys High School’s rowing facility, at 5 Teviot Avenue, Abbotsford, ready to row at 7:00am for each session (complete crews are needed before boats can go on the water).

Please note:
If you have any questions about how your physical or medical condition could affect your participation in a fitness course please seek advice from your medical practitioner before enrolling.

For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$299 Limited inc GST / $269

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