Rowing is a summer sport which
begins in the third term and continues into the following year, ending in first weekend of March when the South African Schools’ Rowing Championships take place. The season is short but intense!
The girls generally attend two camps, one in the last week of August and the other in January - just before school resumes. Training sessions take the form of water-based training at the Victoria Lake Club in Germiston and land-based training in the Ergo Room at School.
Rowing is a sport that encourages personal growth and teaches many lessons including time management, teamwork, dedication and leadership.
We are extremely proud of our many successes since our inception as a rowing club in 1993. The premier schools’ event in the rowing calendar, the South African Schools’ Rowing Championships, has been won by St Mary’s School for the past seven years. Over the years, our girls have been selected to travel overseas as members of Junior National Squads representing South Africa in countries such as Egypt, France, England, China and Germany.
This year five of our girls were selected for the South African Schools’ Junior U17 and U16 Rowing Squad to tour to Ghent, Belgium, to participate in the Ghent International Regatta. Together with one of our rowers has been selected to row in the South African Junior squad with the potential to row in Lithuania at the Junior World Championships.