Rowing is a great community sport, driven by committed club administrators and coaches, and provides safe, fun and rewarding experiences for all participants.
Indoor Rowing is a sport for life, accessible to people of all ages, genders, fitness and skill levels.
Getting involved in Indoor rowing is easy and rewarding, with over 185 schools and 156 clubs offering rowing programs. As well as participating, there are plenty of other opportunities within rowing such as coaching, officiating and development and administration roles in clubs.
Indoor Rowing is one of the most popular sports at the Invictus Games and among the Australian veteran community.
“Indoor rowing became a tool to support my ongoing physical and mental rehabilitation. It also connected me with a wonderful international network of amazing people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It’s a wonderful low impact sport that allows you to nurture and maintain your fitness whilst reducing the risk of injury. Similarly, it’s open to people of all abilities. I have seen people compete in their 90’s, others missing both legs (using a modified seat) as well as others missing both arms (shoulders strapped to the handle).”
Partnering with Invictus Australia, Rowing Australia is working on different initiatives to get veterans and their families rowing, including the annual ANZAC Challenge between Australia and New Zealand. There are also opportunities for veterans to get involved in Rowing Australia’s coaching structures.
“Rowing is one of those sports that’s really a whole-body workout. When you go to the gym, the one piece of equipment that is the best for you to exercise on and give you that whole body workout is the indoor rower,”
“It’s great for your health, great for exercise and just a lot of fun.”