Natural Champions leads you towards a healthier livestyle through promoting rowing as a hobby or amateur sport. Here you will find details of your local rowing club and information on how to get involved one step (or stroke) at a time. Rowing is a safe sport if done properly, but as with all watersports there are extra considerations to be mindful of. All potential rowers  should be fully aware of the safety precautions involved in the sport. Please take the time to look through some of the following resources.

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Natural Champions leads you towards a healthier livestyle through promoting rowing as a hobby or amateur sport. Here you will find details of your local rowing club and information on how to get involved one step (or stroke) at a time. Rowing is a safe sport if done properly, but as with all watersports there are extra considerations to be mindful of. All potential rowers  should be fully aware of the safety precautions involved in the sport. Please take the time to look through some of the following resources.

Get fit, start rowing!

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Natural Champions - getting the nation fit and healthy through promoting rowning as a national pastime

It is important to be realistic about the targets you set yourself. There are main goals that the rowing machine is appropriate for: losing weight; getting fit.

Keep safe on the water

Water safety

Rowing and sculling are by their nature, outdoor activities and as such are subject to the vagaries of weather in all its forms. It is important to recognise that contending with difficult weather conditions is part of the sport. Safe enjoyment is the aim, not foolhardiness. Rowing has an excellent safety record. However, it is easy to become complacent.
 
The ARA's water safety code places emphasis on the individual's and club's responsibility for their actions and is a guide to the minimum standard of safe practice. It does not prevent a club or individual from taking further measures they may deem necessary to ensure safe rowing.
 
The code should be used as the basis for clubs to reflect upon or develop their own local safety rules and practices for their members to follow. Read more on ARA's water safety code.
 

Find your local club

'Clubs are at the centre of the sport of rowing, and are a key factor in both recruiting and retaining people of all ages in the sport. They provide a community identity for their members and, where appropriate levels of investment and support for both volunteers and facilities have been made, have proved to be highly successful in delivering sustainable, long-term participation in sport.'

 

Coaching and Technical Information

Welcome to the coaching and technical section. Here you can find information about coaching, rowing and sculling technique and coxing.

Rowing and sculling, coaching, and coxing all require high levels of skill, and improvement is always possible. Why not look though some of the information to give you some ideas of how to develop your skills and knowledge, be that as a participant, a coach or a cox!


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