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 1870’s, the School has won 33 Boys’ and 23 Girls’ Heads of the River titles.

Under the guidance of ex-Australian Rowing Olympian Toby Lister, students from Years 7 (Term 4) to 12 benefit from a structured and high-quality programme. With a team of enthusiastic and well credentialed coaches, rowing at GGS has seen a large group 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 - Senior levels (Years 11-12) where crews begin training seriously to compete at Rowing Victoria and Championship regattas.

Read more about the history of Rowing at GGS and the School's participation at Head of the River (PDF 1.1MB)



The W.H. Pincott Club Inc. was established in 1963 to further the interests of rowing at Geelong Grammar School, in every way possible. Only five men and the rowing master attended the first meeting - but the Club has now grown to over 1,600 members.

Contact current President: 
Chris Ward 
M: 0419 347 538