Summer Sport – Terms 1 & 4
Senior School Rowing
Rowing is the ultimate team sport that builds a young person’s character along with a strong and healthy body. Geelong Grammar School has a long and proud history in Rowing. First participating in APS Rowing in the early 1870’s, the school has won 33 Boys’ and 22 Girls’ Heads of the River titles.
With a team of enthusiastic and well credentialed coaches, rowing at GGS has seen a large number of state and national representatives in past years.
The programme is divided into three stages of learning:
The first stage: Middle School (Years 7-8) where the focus is on allowing students to experience the sport and learn the basic skills.
The second stage: Year 10 where the focus is on learning to race and train, and the third stage:
The third stage: Senior levels (Years 11-12) where crews begin training seriously to compete at Rowing Victoria and Championship regattas.
It is expected that students choosing Rowing will have passed the School’s Swimming test or equivalent.
Middle School Rowing
Rowing is offered to Students in Year 7 from Term 4. Please note that Middle School students will not return to School until after 5.15pm on Tuesday. Day Students will therefore not be able to connect with afternoon buses to take them home on these days so they will need to ensure they have alternate transport arrangements in place (this may include pick up from the river or School or Day Boarding). On Wednesday students will return to School in time for afternoon buses. It is expected that students choosing Rowing will have passed the School’s Swimming test or equivalent.