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How UT2 training has helped Rankin set PBs

Posted: 8 January, 2019

The winter might be far from done but 20 year old Edinburgh University Boat Club athlete Alex Rankin has already made good gains, with PBs on the ergometer over both five and two kilometre.
It’s no secret that, as part of the Edinburgh programme, Rankin has been following a training approach which, particularly over the winter months, incorporates high volumes of UT2 training.

Read more: How UT2 training has helped Rankin set PBs

Loch Lomond Rowing Club Visit

Posted: 1 February, 2019

Scottish Rowing’s Club Support Manager, Andy Barton, was delighted to be invited to Loch Lomond Rowing Club’s (LLRC) member’s session on Saturday 26th January. The 90 minute session, led by the LLRC committee, had two key objectives. Firstly to provide an opportunity to engage club members on the operating priorities and key objectives for LLRC in the near future, giving an opportunity for members to question and comment. Secondly to allow the LLRC committee to share the collated responses to the recent club membership survey.

Read more: Loch Lomond Rowing Club Visit

Highlands and Islands athletes’ opportunity for World Class Start testing in Inverness

Posted: 31 January, 2019

Young athletes in the Highland and Islands with high aspirations could have the best opportunity yet to see if they have the potential to be a world level rowing competitor during the Sports Fayre at Inverness College UHI on Thursday 7th February.
Tom Young, who heads up British Rowing’s World Class Start programme in Scotland, and Lee Boucher, Scottish Rowing’s Head of Performance Pathway, will attend the fayre to assess people with potential for success in rowing.

Read more: Highlands and Islands athletes’ opportunity for World Class Start testing in Inverness

An Erasmus perspective of DUBC

Posted: 24 January 2019

Last semester Dundee University had an Erasmus student from Germany join the club just for the semester. Casper Friedrich Kleine thoroughly enjoyed his short time with them, as did the club since he was a fantastic addition to the men's squad and picked up the sport so quickly. Here, in his own words, he explains what he learnt about rowing at a University in Scotland and how Dundee University Boat Club shaped his whole Erasmus experience.

Read more: An Erasmus perspective of DUBC

National Umpire Training Day, Stirling Rowing Club - 12th January

Posted: 22 January, 2019

One of the first events of the year with Scottish Rowing has already taken place and what a day it was.

Forty “old and new” race umpires travelled to host venue Stirling Rowing Club to take part in the annual national umpires training day led by National Lead Umpire Neil MacFarlane. Focussing on key areas of umpiring development, the day was enhanced by guest speakers and break out facilitators.

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Scot Champs is changing

Posted: 21 January, 2019

The Scottish Rowing Championships are changing, and we wanted to take the opportunity to explain some of the changes and how we believe these will help to make the event even better.
Our vision for the Scottish Rowing Championships is an aspirational Championship level regatta for Juniors, Seniors, Masters and Para athletes and an opportunity to recognise the Scottish Champions across all relevant boat classes.

Read more: Scot Champs is changing

HIR Selection Policy

Posted: 18 January, 2019

Statement from Graeme Cunningham, Scotland Rowing Team Manager.
The 2019 Home International Regatta will take place at Strathclyde Park on Saturday 27th July.
The Scottish Rowing High Performance Group has delayed the publication of the athlete selection policy document and online athlete registration,  due to Scottish Rowing's competition review.
The policy will be published subject to approval from the Scottish Rowing Board within the next 2 weeks.
I would like to take this opportunity to assure athletes and coaches looking to implement plans for the rest of the season that the proposed policy will be broadly similar to that implemented in 2018.  The Scottish Rowing Championships will remain the key selection regatta with athletes required to compete in either the 1x or 2-.
As has been the case in in previous years there will be requirement to submit details of selected ergometer performances.
The proposed submission deadline  for the first assessment, a 5km (5km R26 for Junior), will be Monday 18th February.   
Athletes seeking selection are therefore reminded to ensure that they schedule to complete the assessment before that date and that they record the details of the performance (including a  photograph of the result).  Details of how to submit the result will be provided when online registration opens.
If anyone has any specific questions then be please contact me.

Trials success an “unexpected surprise” for resurgent Swann

Posted: 20 November, 2018

University of Edinburgh student Polly Swann showed encouraging signs on her long awaited return to the GB trialling process after finishing the first stage of the selection trials on the weekend as the fastest female single sculler.
On paper one might expect the Rio silver medallist to be putting in good performances at this stage of the Olympic cycle.  But life for the Edinburgh 30 year old has been anything but routine since Rio.

Read more: Trials success an “unexpected surprise” for resurgent Swann

Swann shines on return to Boston

Posted: 13 November, 2018

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Polly Swann continued her impressive return to rowing after topping the rankings at the GB Rowing Team 1st Assessment in Boston, Lincolnshire on Sunday.

The 30-year-old medical student from the University of Edinburgh was the fastest female sculler down the 5 kilometre course on the River Witham just under a second ahead of Leander Club’s Ruth Siddorn.  Fellow Edinburgh University student Lucy Glover finished in fourth place.

Read more: Swann shines on return to Boston

Online Registration Open - Scottish Rowing J16 Land Camp

Posted: 12 November, 2018

Scottish Rowing is now accepting online registration for the Scottish Rowing J16 Land Camp taking place at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre at Inverclyde, Largs, from 7-9 December 2018.

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Strathclyde Country Park Access Restrictions - 4th & 5th November 2018

November 1, 2018

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that the loch at Strathclyde Country Park will be open for use on the 4th November but there will be access restrictions to the concourse due to work being carried out in the run up to the annual firework display.

Read more: Strathclyde Country Park Access Restrictions - 4th & 5th November 2018

Scottish Rowing Centre has a bright future

Posted: 19 October, 2018

Scottish Rowing is determined to make the Scottish Rowing Centre a key asset for Scotland’s rowing community after returning it to its original use primarily as a rowing training centre.

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World Masters Rowing Regatta 2018

Posted: 9 October, 2018

Last week the World Masters Rowing Regatta was held in Sarasota, Florida. This event saw athletes from across the world from Russia to Brasil, from Germany to Canada race across four days.

Although it was hot and humid, Strathclyde Park's duo of Ailie Ord and Gillian Connal headed out and joined up with GPA of Brazil and Rocky Mountain Rowing Club of Denver to take part.

Read more: World Masters Rowing Regatta 2018

Coaching & Volunteering Opportunities - Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme

Posted: 15 September 2018

Would you like to be part of building an exciting team?

Would you like to be involved in helping Scotland’s upcoming junior athletes train and prepare?

Could you add value to our team whilst getting the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge?

It is an exciting time to be involved in rowing whether you are a coach, athlete, administrator or parent and we are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious coaches and volunteers to help us create a first-class development experience and to support the delivery of our Junior Performance Development Programme.

The Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme aims to improve the overall depth and standard of junior rowing in Scotland whilst also supporting the long-term development of Scottish junior rowers identified on a performance pathway.

In order to support an increased programme of activity during the 2018-19 season Scottish Rowing is seeking expressions of interest for Junior Development Coaches and Junior Development Support roles.

More information is available HERE.