Training Sessions

Training sessions are available throughout the week. Below is a general overview of regular training sessions, but training schedules may vary slightly from week to week. Contact the Captain for more information and make sure you receive the Captain’s training update emails!

Juniors training

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00am led by Head Coach Graham Scattergood and Sundays 6:00am led by Graham Scattergood and Kenzie Bui. These sessions are for all levels of junior rowers including those preparing for Nationals and WAIS Pathways.

Coached sessions

Saturdays 6:30am with Lauren Duncan. Any crews welcome, just book boat and show up. Lauren posts a session program and video each week on the Training WhatsApp Group.

Saturdays 8:30am with Phil Cockman. Coached session with a strong focus on technique. This is an opt-in session organised through a WhatsApp group.

Saturdays 8:30am All Abilities, coordinated by Elissa Mansell. An organised session for all abilities rowers. Members are also integrated with the club program as suits individual strengths and goals .

ANA Development Squad

This is for new rowers and rowers returning to rowing after a break. It is a structured session with a focus on consolidating technical work, familiarisation with the river and the club and getting linked in with other club members. The sessions are in quads and all rowers rotate through the different seats including familiarisation with steering the boat. There are several Development Squad sessions available:

• Saturdays: 6.10am for 6.30am on the water
• Sundays: 7.40am for 8.00am on the water

Juniors who are new rowers will be directed to the Sunday Development Squad session to be mentored by our Head Coach, Graham Scattergood. Sessions are organised through the ANA Development Squad WhatsApp Group.

Recreational rowing

Sundays 6:30am with Catherine van Delft. Just show up.

Single sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings. By arrangement with Tony Beech. The focus is on familiarisation with rowing in a single scull.

Fridays 5:45am – 7am, Sundays 6:00am to 8am: ANA Tim’s Training. Tim Boyle organises two sessions each week. These are opt-in sessions for recreational rowers and, while there is no formal coaching, it’s a really good workout! 

Club training

5am Tuesdays and Thursdays & Friday 6:00 am Technical. The 5am Tuesday session is coached by Garth McCullough, Mark Easterbrook and Russ Plaisted. For rowers who may be thinking of racing in 2023. Training will be in quads, fours, eights, sometimes doubles. Squad commitment. You are in unless you let Garth know you can’t attend a particular session.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5am with Louisa Anderson, Garth McCullough and Mark Easterbrook. All squads racing in 2023.

Thursdays 6pm and Sundays 6am: racing training with John Walters. Training getting ready for racing in 2023. You need to be fit and pretty confident as these groups work hard. Check with the Captain or your coach if you are not sure if you’d be OK. This group currently works from an availability spreadsheet.

Off-water sessions

Gym sessions: 6:15 Tuesdays with Belinda  and 5:00am Fridays led by Sophie, Maz and Sharon. Just show up.

Erg sessions: Wednesdays at 6pm with Louisa Anderson. All welcome and recommended for those who wish to train for racing. 

Erg program: There is access to a range of Erg programs in the group description depending on your personal training goals. 

Staying in touch – WhatsApp Groups

ANA has WhatsApp groups for the ANA Masters, a general ANA Social chat, the ANA Recreational group and a bunch of more specific training groups. As you look at joining regular training sessions, ask to be added to the required WhatsApp groups.