Mac.Rob School Rowing Program - Term 1 2022

For many years MacRob has had a strong association with the Y Rowing Club on Albert Park Lake.

This exciting partnership offers students the opportunity to come after school on Mondays or Tuesdays to learn a new skill, improve fitness and to join with friends for a fun activity on the Lake.

There are usually two programs.  The Recreational Rowing Program is designed for those who wish to learn to row or improve their skills, while the Development Squad is for more experienced rowers who want to work towards refining their skills and compete in regattas. During Term 1, 2022 the Development Squad is not operating. 

RECREATIONAL ROWING -MONDAYS

Join us on a Monday after school to learn to row or improve your rowing skills.

When: Mondays 3.15pm-4.45pm

Calendar: 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr

Allowing for Year 9 camp dates, the Labour day public holiday and the lake closure for the 2022 Grand Prix

Cost: $140 (for 7 sessions) + $17 Rowing Victoria membership

Age: Year 9 and older

Suitable for: Complete beginners and those looking to improve their skills

RECREATIONAL ROWING - TUESDAYS

Join us on a Tuesday after school to learn to row or improve your rowing skills.

When: Tuesdays 3.15pm-4.45pm

Calendar: 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar

Allowing for Year 9 camp dates, the Labour day public holiday and the lake closure for the 2022 Grand Prix

Cost: $140 (for 7 sessions) + $17 Rowing Victoria membership

Age: Year 9 and older

Suitable for: Complete beginners and those looking to improve their skills

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Have you rowed before and want to refine your rowing skills and compete in regattas? 

When: Not available for Term 1, 2022

Calendar: TBC

Cost: TBC

Age: Year 9 and older.

Suitable for: Rowers with at least 1 term’s rowing. This is not suitable for beginners 

Mac.Rob School Rowing Booking Form - Term 1, 2022

December Intensive Program

No need to wait till Term 1 2022 to row with the Y Rowing Club. Join our 3hr December intensive school rowing program suitable for beginners and rowers with past experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

MacRob has approved rowers getting changed at school during their lunch break and travelling to the rowing club in sports uniform.  Please try to arrive in sports uniform.

An extra layer like a waterproof jacket is useful in cooler conditions, a sports cap and water bottle are handy for hot days.

Rowers are able to leave their belongings securely inside the clubrooms, and mobile phones should be left in school backpacks to prevent accidents in the boats.

If participants cannot swim 50m in light clothing, personal flotation vests will be provided and can easily be worn while in the boat.

All rowers will need to understand our water safety processes. The boats we teach in are very stable, and the risk of falling into the water very low.

If a rower is unable to attend a session, please email Schools@yrowingclub.com.au . Changes in attendance mean we need to reconfigure the crews. The more notice we have, the better planned we can be. There will be no refund for missed sessions.

Our Google maps address is 34-36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park.

Rowers can walk the Queens Rd side of the lake to the club (great 1.8km warm up taking 20mins according to Google maps)

or

Catch a tram along St Kilda Rd and exit at Stop 27. Walk along Lorne Street and cross Queens Rd at the lights adjacent to the Pullman hotel.

 

Rowing is an outdoor activity, and on the lake we have rapidly changing conditions.

Very strong winds or thunderstorms are not suitable for rowing, but these can pass quickly and there are activities to be done on land. So please come along!