British Rowing recognises that there are several training levels for the development of a rower. It is important to remember that all new rowers of any age will start their rowing life at the same point. All rowers should progress through “Level 1” before moving on to “Level 2” etc.
The rate of progression through each level will vary but each stage is important to a rower’s development. No level should be overlooked if we wish to give everyone an opportunity to thrive in the sport and maximise their opportunities to enjoy the sport fully and for a long time.
A new rower needs to have a positive experience at their first point of contact with the sport to keep them engaged for life.
*The number of sessions means specifically the number of rowing specific sessions, (i.e. any session where you are simulating the rowing movement) either on water or on land. It is expected and encouraged that a new rower will be doing more than three activity based sessions a week other than just rowing. It is important that they are allowed to participate in other activities to develop an athlete with a varied skill set.