Marist College Canberra Rowing Club’s (MCCRC) approach is based on participation, extension and pathways. This offers a range of opportunities for rowers to compete at different levels depending on their interest and capability.
THE CORE PROGRAM - PARTICIPATION & APPRIPROATE COMPETITION
Through the hard work of our volunteers, our general program at MCCRC has a focus on participation followed by competition at the appropriate level. Boys learn to row and then train to compete. Competition is primarily in local regattas on Lake Burley Griffin. The end of the season culminates in an excursion to the NSW Schoolboy Head of the River at Sydney International Rowing Centre (SIRC), Penrith. The ordinary course of a rower’s progression is:
1. Learning to row
2. Training to compete
3. Competing at:
- Local club regattas (Canberra)
- ACT Championships and ACT Head of the Lake (Canberra)
- NSW Schoolboys Head of the River (Penrith)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTENSION
Some rowers and their families may wish to train and then compete at a higher level of competition beyond the core program offered by MCCRC. This higher level of training may be facilitated within the club, if resources, including volunteer coaches, are available, or if not available may be possible through dual membership of another Canberra rowing club.
This higher level of training is required for competition at interstate regattas, including the NSW Championships at SIRC Penrith. Boys have previously represented the school and won medals at the Australian National Championships.
1. Additional training sessions
2. Dual membership of Canberra rowing clubs
3. Additional regattas – interstate and possibly national
It should be noted as extension opportunities are not part of the general program, families are directly responsible for their children, accessing resources including equipment and all costs incurred.
MCCRC encourages all rowers to do their best to fulfill their potential. Boys are encouraged to try out for representative crews and supports any rower invited to participate in a high-performance program whilst being a member of MCCRC.
1. Representative crew selection
2. High-performance program invitation
PATHWAYS & HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
MCCRC encourages all rowers to do their best to fulfill their potential. Accommodations will be made for boys invited to participate in high performance programs whilst being a member of MCCRC. As members of the school club, it is desirable there is availability for selection in the premier school boat at both the Head of the Lake and Head of the River.
Boys are encouraged to trial for representative selection. Accommodations will be made for boys selected in representative crews.