Sport

Rowing season set to get underway

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October 11, 2017

The Corowa Rowing Club is gearing up for another successful season and hopes to see residents at its open day on Sunday.

The new gymnasium built at the Corowa Rowing Club to complement the work rowers do on the water.

As the weather warms up the Corowa Rowing Club’s season is ready to kick off for the 2017-2018 season, starting with an open day on Sunday and later in the month an all-new introduction to rowing program.

The club has enjoyed many great achievements over the past 15 years, beginning in 2003 when the club won its first Victorian State Championship event since 1960.
The club’s success has snowballed from there with the club continuously receiving medals at the event every year since.
In 2007, the club started competing at a national level and since that time has won gold, silver and bronze medals each year.
The club also features strongly every year at the largest female regatta in the southern hemisphere – Head of the Schoolgirls.
Those interested in meeting members and having a look around are encouraged to attend the club’s open day from 9am on Sunday, October 15.
There will be a free sausage sizzle and icy poles all morning and everyone that comes through will be entered into a draw to win a $50 voucher from Greg Leahy at Border Natural Therapies.
Information will also be available about the club’s new Learn to Row program set to start on Sunday, October 29.
It will be a short introduction to rowing that will be held over four weeks on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings and costs just $40.
If after this program you decide you love this sport, then the $40 fee will be reduced from the cost of membership.
This Learn to Row format has never been offered previously in the district and is a great way to have a taste of the sport.
The rowers will then either flow into the club’s competitive rowing squad or into the social rowing program.
The club’s members range in age from 9 to 80, who are on the water rowing.
Corowa Rowing Club has a rich history and in the past 15 years has gone from strength to strength, replacing not only the shed you see when you drive over the bridge but also the whole fleet of boats.
The club has also built a first-class gymnasium that complements the work the rowers do on the water.
The club operates under the Good Sports Program of which it is a Level 3.
All club coaches and committee members hold a Working With Children’s Check in NSW and in Victoria.  
Club Captain and Coach Wes Canny puts in unlimited hours a week and is also a Level 3 accredited coach who can also assist in devising a program in the gym as part of his strength and conditioning training.
The club also has Robert Eyers who over the years has enjoyed great success, not only coaching at the national level, but also competing in the masters program at their nationals as well.
Robert is a Level 2 accredited coach.
A number of level 1 accredited coaches are also on hand and are great to get the beginners going.
The club not only offers its members a fully-equipped gym and updated fleet of boats, its shed is second to none, especially when the club hosts its family dinner nights and social events.
If you are looking for a sport that the whole family can do then come along on Sunday.
Those who can’t make the open day are welcome any time Monday to Thursday nights from 4.30pm and Sunday mornings from 9.30am.

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