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Domestic Overview

Whether you're looking to take up a new sport, take part as a volunteer or coach, rowing has something to offer everyone!

There are 65 rowing clubs in New Zealand and all are welcoming of new members.

There are around 150 schools which compete in secondary school rowing in New Zealand. Many of these school rowing programmes are based out of club rowing sheds, and many have grown so large they have their own facilities.

University Rowing in New Zealand aims to provide a rowing experience which enriches a student’s pursuit of academic excellence. There are currently nine university campuses within New Zealand that participate in rowing. Each university runs their own programme and these usually kick off at the start of semester one.

Para-Rowing is rowing for people with physical, intellectual or sensory impairments and it uses plant and coaching techniques adapted to their ability..

The domestic regatta season runs between the months of September and April.

Rowing is one of the best ways to stay fit and in shape. It is low impact and gives all the muscles in your body a great workout. With rowing you can choose to row as a team or as an individual. Whether you want to use rowing to keep in shape, lose weight, cross-train for another sport, compete on the water, rowing is the sport for you.

Click on the links to the left for more information on rowing in New Zealand and domestic programmes and initiatives.