Rowing at ANA
ANA aims to provide rowing and coaching to all levels and aspirations, from beginners to recreational and racing.
Beginners are invited to participate in one of our Learn to Row programs. People joining the club with prior rowing experience will be introduced to existing groups which are best matched to their needs and experience.
Coaching is provided to members by a combination of club volunteers and contract coaches. Access to coaches through scheduled training sessions is included in the ANA membership.
This program is aimed at providing all junior athletes with opportunities to experience enjoyment and success in the sport of rowing. Juniors from any school are able to participate in the All-Schools racing program which is open to full time students. These events are run by school year group.
Junior training times are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Rowing WA holds Pennants and Masters competitions with the season starting in April and culminating in September.
All club members are eligible to race in Pennants regattas, where athletes are graded on performance.
Masters (for rowers aged 27yrs and over) is a separate endeavour, Categories are based on age, irrespective of ability or experience. All Masters regatta races are 1000m.
ANA offers recreational rowing for members who do not have the time to train for or the desire to commit to racing.
Recreational members vary from beginners to ex-elite members who now enjoy a more relaxed involvement in the sport and everyone in between.
ANA is one of few clubs in Perth which offer organised and coached sessions for recreational rowers. All members are welcome to attend these sessions which are held on:
There is also a Morning Recreational Session each day from 6:15 to 7:45am.
If you would like to get involved in one of these sessions, or join another informal group of rowers at an alternate time, please contact our Secretary.
We also welcome temporary visitors from other rowing clubs, particularly those visiting Perth from interstate or overseas. If you would like to schedule a row into your holiday please contact the Secretary to arrange a suitable time and crew.
Athletes from other clubs may obtain permission to train out of our Bayswater and Champion Lakes facilities for a fixed fee for the training period. Please contact the Captain if you would like to pursue this option.
Any member inviting visitors to ANA must obtain permission from the Captain to use club equipment.
The success of rowing at ANA is completely dependent on the volunteer work of our members.
Members’ volunteering keeps the fees as low as possible while still enabling maintenance and purchase of boats and equipment and support of the range of opportunities available to members.
Volunteering can also be another opportunity to enjoy ANA’s famous camaraderie and friendship. Working together as volunteers contributes to building relationships and the great atmosphere of our club.
We volunteers contribute according to our strengths and preferences by choosing to help out with tasks that raise funds for the club such as event management and organisation, catering and assisting with coaching.
ANA understands that at times life simply gets in the way of having the time to volunteer and offers members the choice of making a financial contribution instead.