TYPES OF ROWING
GUSPRC offers both social and competitive rowing across novice, intermediate, and high performance levels, to males and females of all ages from 12 years through to masters.
Depending on the level of skill and experience, rowers are allocated a level group - Learn To Row, Green, Yellow, or Red - and we also offer specialised school age groups and uni rowing groups across all levels.
Sessions are allocated according to level during the weekday mornings and on Sunday mornings. All of our sessions are coached by qualified coaches.
All coaching, equipment, insurance, and the use of the facilities are included in GUSPRC's club membership.
Whether you would like to row individually or as a part of a crew, participate in social rowing for fun and fitness, or train to compete in regattas, GUSPRC looks forward to welcoming you into our community.
Our Learn To Row six session courses are conducted on weekends at various times throughout the year, and are an ideal way to try rowing for the first time.
For more information about the types of rowing available, please refer below for details and get in touch if you would like more information or to find out about joining the club and registering for the level group that is right for you.
LEARN TO ROW
Learn To Row or Refresh Your Skills
GUSPRC offers a fun and afordable Learn to Row Program (L2R) for ages 12+. Learning to row is a great way to meet new people and enjoy the waterways of Surfers Paradise.
Short session programmes are run throught the year fromm 6.00am - 8.00am and cost $225 (including insurance). The main focus of this prgram is to familiarize participants with rowing and learn the basic and fundamental skills.
L2R Program Dates for 2023
Saturday 28th October
Sunday 29th October
Saturday 4th November
Sunday 5th November
Saturday 11th November
Sunday 12th November
L2R 4: to be advised
SCHOOL AGED ROWING
GUSPRC offers weekday morning rowing programmes for children over 12 years of age.
Also a Learn to Row Programme specifically for school aged rowers is available.
GPS Off Season Training Programme also offered.
Training is conducted by qualified GUSPRC Coaching Staff.
All coaches hold Blue Card Working With Children Cards.
NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE ROWING
Novice Rowing For The Somewhat Experienced
Intermediate Rowing For The More Experienced or Competitive Rower
GUSPRC offers a weekly training programme for novice and intermediate rowers under the guidance of professional coaches.
Novice (Green Group) rowers who are 12+ can enjoy the challenge of learning this great team activity.
Whether you have rowed before or graduated from our Learn to Row programme you will learn more of the principles of this enjoyable sport with other "Greenies".
Intermediate (Yellow Group) rowers are more experienced rowers who may train to row competitively.
GUSPRC's novice and intermediate levels experience the exhilaration of rowing in a fun crew based, coached programme.
LEARN TO ROW, SOCIAL, & COMPETITIVE ROWING FOR UNI STUDENTS
GUSPRC offers a fun and affordable Learn To Row programme for Griffith University Students who would like to try rowing.
Whether you have rowed at school, rowed competitively, or have always wanted to give it a go -
Uni Rowing at GUSPRC, through Griffith University's Uni Rowing Club and the Student Guild, is a great way to meet new people.
Why not join up and row as part of a crew at the annual Uni Games?
HIGH PERFORMANCE ROWING
GUSPRC offers the Gold Coast's only professional fully coached High Performance Rowing Programmes.
Targeted Development Programmes are available for School, Junior, U21, U23 and Senior Athletes.
Olympic Gold Medalist - Duncan Free OAM (Griffith University Sport College Director) is a proud graduate of this training programme and now joins Head Coach Christopher Holliday, among GUSPRC's professional coaches.
"Rowing at GUSPRC provided a great foundation for my State and Olympic rowing career."
- Duncan Free.