Row­ing sea­son set to get un­der­way

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

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 ful­lye­quipped 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.

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.

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