Rowing is much more than just a sport.
Students who commit to rowing for Korowa will be involved in a sport which provides a holistic education and helps to create well-rounded individuals. The coaching team is passionate about the sport because we see the benefits of rowing for young people. Successful student rowers are committed, hard-working and organised. They manage time effectively and develop close friendships and bonds with teammates that have been known to last a lifetime. Students become fitter and stronger, and they develop confidence, humility and resilience. Students become reflective practitioners, learning how to identify strengths and areas for development, build on success and re-build following defeat.
It is of no surprise that good rowers are good students, for the skills apply equally to study and training.
Students try rowing in Year 7 and may then join the Learn to Row Program in Year 8. From there they'll join the Junior Rowing Squad. Progression to the Intermediate and Senior Squads is encouraged so that girls can earn the coveted Morongo Medal at the Head of the Schoolgirls’ Regatta. Pathways are offered to Year 12 students once they finish rowing with the Korowa Rowing Program. These include rowing for a local club or their university, or even representing Victoria or Australia.
Our squad is highly competitive and disciplined, with expert coaches led by our highly experienecd Director of Rowing. Korowa rowing crews consistently rank in the Top 5 in Victoria.
Our crews compete in a series of Rowing Victoria Regattas culminating in the pinnacle event in Victorian School Girl Rowing, the Head of the Schoolgirls' Regatta (HOSG). Held on the Barwon River, Geelong in mid-March, HOSG is the largest single gender regatta in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 2,100 competitors and 6,000+ spectators attending this exciting three-day event. Our Senior crews, upon qualification, also compete in the Australian National Rowing Championships.
The Korowa Rowing Program will be celebrating its 40th Year in 2019, recognising the valuable contribution of our Rowing Alumni in enabling the program to be the success story it is today.
Korowa Friends of Rowing
Korowa rowers are supported by the Korowa Friends of Rowing (KFOR) parent group. In addition to cheering and supporting girls at Regattas, the Korowa Friends of Rowing meet monthly, host BBQs for the squad and assist at friend/fundraising events. Joining the Korowa Friends of Rowing is a great way to get involved in the community and support your daughter’s experience of rowing at Korowa.