Swim tests for adaptive rowers

By Rebecca Caroe

Do you require swim tests for adaptive rowers. If so would people be willing to share their criteria I will defer to Tara Morgan who coaches at Seize the Oar in Seattle to answer. https://www.rowperfect.co.uk/para-rowing-adaptive-rowing-coaching-resources/ Tara writes: Here’s our policy on Swim Tests: Athletes are always first treated as every other rower in our boathouse […]

Learn to row camp: Photo Credit Long Beach Rowing

Kids Rowing Camps for Summer

By Rebecca Caroe

What are the best Summer Rowing camps for 14 year olds worldwide? My daughter has 1 solid year rowing and top 10 provincial Erg scores. Some days the Rowperfect mailbag comes in with the BEST questions.  I particularly like new challenges where we have not previously written on the topic.  Aimee’s question was one of […]

British Rowing Clubs – attitude not action

By Rebecca Caroe

We have had a range of responses from club leaders around the country – reporting a range of diverse local situations which have an impact on the changing headcount of club active rowers. The orginal articles here and here. From the North West I can draw a similarity to what could be a problem. As you […]

More discussion on the Death of Club Rowing Worldwide

By Rebecca Caroe

Clearly the debate on our article by Richard Philips about the Death of Club Rowing in UK resonates around the world. From Australia we got this response by Stuart Harrison from South Australia. Interesting article from Richard. We have a similar problem here. A group of ‘chosen’ beginner non rowers who have the best boats, […]

The 7 Bricks of Rowing Coaching Wisdom

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

By Rebecca Caroe

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed.  I find analogies useful and advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each brick […]

How can Rowperfect help you more?

By Rebecca Caroe

Thanks for coming here and reading the Rowperfect newsletter and blog.  We are now established as the premier rowing education website.  Yet we need to respond to the needs of clubs, coaches and athletes. Please can you help us with answers?   Send them to us About your rowing club’s education needs Do clubs take […]

Activ8 Women into Rowing

International Womens Day – get Active Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

The Women’s Sports Network first launched on March 8th 2012 and is a long-term supporter of International Women’s Day – IWD. This March we will be focusing our entire ACTIV8afriend programme – getting more women, more active – on #IWD2017 – March 8th. Download your #ROWING poster here: ACTIV8afriend –  make a special effort on […]

Check List for Rowing Clubs maintenance

When is the right time to rotate out ergs?

By Rebecca Caroe

As my club grows, we’re setting up goals for how long we hold onto equipment. For example, we’ve set the goal to keep our hulls for 10 years and then cycle them out. So the question is…how long would that be for an erg? 10 years? 15 years? Until a rower dies on it? Thanks! […]