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New Rowers Start With a Splash

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Week 1,
Term One, 2016

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More than 20 new rowers have taken to the water for the first time through the Somerset College Learn to Row Day, with many more registered for the next session on Saturday 30 January. Students from Years 8 to 12 spent the day learning how to prepare themselves and the equipment for a rowing session.

The day started with a safety swim at the pool before heading to the Rowing Shed at Bond University, where the students learnt about the terminology and technique of the sport as well as the equipment used. These students will now be able to enjoy the rowing with their team mates on the peaceful waters of the Gold Coast canals as they refine their skills in preparation for racing in Term Two.

The students were welcomed into the great team culture of Rowing, with many of our experienced rowers coming along to help their younger fellow students as they dip an oar in the water for the first time.

It is not too late to join in, if there are any students who have missed out on the Learn to Row days in the school holidays you are welcome to contact me to register for another session.

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