There are usually two to three training sessions each week. Other fitness work, such as running and 'ergos', are highly encouraged. Weight training is also important, but definitely not at Year 8 and 9 level.
Training sessions for Year 8 crews are held at the Torrens River. Students usually travel to training on the 172 bus straight after school and during the first few weeks of training, fellow rowers or coaches will accompany them. Parents or caregivers are required to arrange transport home from training, which usually concludes at 6-00pm.
It is a myth that all rowers need to get up at 5am each morning. At Unley High School, morning training does not occur until the senior years.
The Unley High School Rowing Club appoints at least one credentialed rowing coach per year level. All rowing training programs are overseen by our Head Coach .