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Rowing at The King's School

Rowing at The King's School

Rowing has been described as the ultimate team sport, requiring a precise and coordinated effort with both timing and technique from all members of the crew. It is one of a number of sports in the wider community attracting participants aged from 9 to 90, due to its low impact nature.

Rowing at King's is a high profile and well respected sport that generates life long friendships. The strong bonds of mateship are forged as a result of the nature of the activity and because of the time spent together outside the classroom.

Rowing at King's seeks to develop each boy's individual skills and strengths in a supportive and positive environment and all boys are provided with the opportunity for personal development and leadership. The School supplements a knowledgeable staff involvement with expert specialised consultant coaches, many of whom have international experience as oarsmen and women.

Success is measured by improvements in the skills and technique of individual boys and the crew as a whole. Success at regattas in recent years has been very strong, with many of the School crews establishing a dominance over the season. Those who participate in the program develop the skills of time management which enable their busy training schedule to compliment their academic studies. This leads to many of our young oarsmen achieving outstanding academic results at the end of the day.

The King's School Boat Club entered its first race in 1893, racing as a tub IV. Since then, the School has produced 17 Head of the River titles, the first title coming from the School's inaugural 1st VIII crew in 1920. The School also holds the record for most consecutive wins, 1980 – 1984, beating the previous King's record from 1967 – 1970.

The School also has many Old Boys who have impressive rowing records, having won numerous medals at the World Championships and Olympic Games in recent times. Many of our boys have gone on to receive scholarships at prestigious Universities both in Australia and overseas.