Mac.Rob School Rowing Program EOI

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 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.

COVID UPDATE

We are not able to offer Rowing but, should restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you all to the Club following strict COVID safe precautions. 

When can I row?: When restrictions ease sporting clubs will be able to operate again and we will be able to offer rowing.

How can I be kept up-to-date on rowing opportunities?: If you are interested in rowing and want us to contact you with booking details as soon as restrictions ease, fill in the Expression Of Interest Form and we will be in touch.

What if restrictions ease during the term?: We will let you know and run a reduced session program at a reduced cost. Stay in touch for more info.

RECREATIONAL ROWING -MONDAYS

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

When: Mondays 3.30pm-5.00pm.

Calendar: Mondays Oct 4/11/18/25 and Nov 8/15/22/29 (no rowing Nov 1)

Cost: $160 + $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 Monday after school to learn to row or improve your rowing skills.

When: Tuesdays 3.00pm-4.30pm.

Calendar: Tuesdays Oct 5/12/19/26 and Nov 9/16/23/30 (No rowing Nov 2)

Cost: $160 + $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? Join us on a Tuesday and Saturday.

When: Tuesdays 3.00-4.30pm and Saturdays 9.15-11.00am.

Calendar:

Tuesdays Oct 5/12/19/26 and Nov 9/16/23/30 (no rowing Nov 2)

Saturdays Oct 9/16/23, Nov 6/13/30/27 and Dec 4 (no rowing Oct 30)

Cost: $320 plus $17 annual Rowing Victoria membership.

Age: Year 9 and older.

Suitable for: Rowers with at least 1 terms rowing. This is not suitable for beginners 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Term 4 School Rowing Expression of Interest Form

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!