Y8-13 ROWING 2022/23 



Years 8 - 13

Information for 22/23 programmes

Spring Return to Row Programme – ‘Build the base’ 

 The Spring Return to Row Programme is expected to begin around 5th September and go through the Whanganui Spring Camp, planned for Sunday 9th October to Friday 14th October (2nd week of the school holidays).  

 In order to assist us with planning for the Spring Programme can you please let us know an early indication of your daughter’s interest at this time with a Yes, Maybe or No response via this link.  This is obviously not a firm commitment but will enable us to undertake assessment of cost for the programme. 

The cost in 2021 was $750.  


Full Summer Rowing Programme – ‘Prepare to race’ 

The Return to Row period ends after Spring camp - if your daughter decides to continue for the season after this she will be part of the full summer rowing programme.  

 The full summer season will start around 17th October and go through to NISS on Monday 13th March 2023. For those who qualify for Maadi (wahoo!!) on Sunday 2nd April 2023 there may be additional expenses.  

The cost in 2021 was $3,995 plus any charge for rowing kits.  



Novices (first year rowers) train 3/4 times a week

Juniors (second year rowers) train 4/5 times a week

Seniors (third year and above) train 5/6 times per week

All crew training will be a mixture of land training (based at school, and the Wellington Rowing Club), and water training (weather dependent). 


It is expected that parents/caregivers attend at least 1 camp or regatta per season. This is to help to prepare food for the girls, and to be general help.


Marsden Rowing Zootie or Wellington Rowing Club Singlet for regattas. Comfortable fitted sports gear for training.


Our Novice Programme approach is based on the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) programme. The LTAD programme was developed in Canada in the late '90s and aims to: 

  • Improve health and fitness, 
  • Enhance physical performance
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Develop confidence and competence of all youth

The Senior Programme is also based on the LTAD programme while focusing on building technical skills, core strength, and aerobic capacity. Through our philosophy we will:

  • Foster independent thinking through Q and A's and one to one sessions
  • Build resilience through having a commitment and consistency to training
  • Instill the importance of community involvement through being part of a rowing community and being part of a club with other schools

Both programmes are aimed at fostering a healthy and competitive sporting environment but also teaching students valuable life skills such as organisation, teamwork, and commitment! Our wonderful coaches have developed a strong competitive squad of rowers.  ​​​​​​​