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Association / Organisation Rowing Australia



Indoor rowing is a sport of endurance, power and speed where a rowing machine is used to simulate the action of traditional watercraft rowing. The rowing machine can be modified to enable all competitors to participate.

Rowing is a great community sport, driven by committed club administrators and coaches and providing safe, fun and rewarding experiences for all of its participants. Rowing is a sport for life, accessible to people of all ages, genders, fitness and skill levels.  It is currently enjoyed by over 60,000 participants and 25,000 active members ranging from young rowers at school, through to social rowers, university rowers,  and those enjoying masters’ rowing.

Getting involved in rowing is easy and rewarding, with over 185 schools and 156 clubs offering rowing programs. Rowing caters for all individuals; from those who are simply looking for fun, fitness and recreation in a friendly environment, to those who are interested in becoming the best rower they can be.

Rowing is an excellent way for anyone to stay active with options including boat configurations of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 9 across lengths including 2 kilometres, 1.5 kilometres and 1 kilometre. Rowing also provides participants with valuable life skills and fosters an environment which reflects rowing’s traditional values of teamwork, focus discipline and determination within a club culture that is friendly and welcoming. As well as participating, there are also plenty of opportunities within rowing such as coaching, officiation, and development and administration roles in clubs.

The best place to start getting involved is at your local

Para Rowing

Para-rowing provides athletes with a physical or intellectual impairment the opportunity to be active on the water, get involved in a fun and friendly club environment, and participate in a variety of competitions from club regattas through state and national championships to world championships and Paralympic Games.

The sport can cater for athletes with a variety of impairments across three sport classes.

Indoor Rowing

Growing in popularity Indoor rowing has become established as a sport in its own right. Indoor involves the use of an indoor rower which stimulates the action of watercraft rowing. With the introduction of ergometers a device which is calibrated to measure the amount of energy the rower is using through their use of the equipment.

Indoor rowing competitions and championships are growing in popularity with events across Australia, with events covering distances from 500, 1000, 5000, 6000, 10,000, 21097, 42195 meters and times including 1, 4, 30 and 60 minutes in both male and female, lightweight and open categories.

Similar to on water rowing, there are a variety of adaptions that can be made to ergos to make indoor rowing accessible to all individuals.

To find how to get involved in one of the many opportunities in rowing, get in contact with us today.