Any student in years 8-10 wishing to participate in the learn to row program are required to complete the permission slip below.
2013 LTR Permission Slip and Info
A reminder that strength and conditioning is offered each Tuesday & Thursday morning from 7am – 8:15am throughout term 2. All rowers are encouraged to attend where possible.
*Note: there is no strength & conditioning on Thursday 9 May
Notes from this meeting were sent to all senior (year 10&11) rowers. If you would like a copy of the notes please contact Alastair.
All Senior rowers are requested to meet in P1 at lunchtime on Tuesday 7 May to discuss season 2013/2014. I have a few changes to our training that I would like to get feedback on from students.
Please note as this meeting is about next season that intermediate rowers from this year are requested to attend as you will be senior rowers in season 2013/2014.
A reminder to all students that there will be no strength and conditioning on Thursday 9 May.
In addition on the same day there will be no winter sculling as Mercantile Rowing Club is closed for asbestos removal.
Winter Sculling Flyer: Winter Sculling Flyer 2013
Student List (updated 05/05/13):
The rowing camp dates for season 2013/2014 will be:
- December 12-14, 7am – 12pm for all at PHRC
- January 20-25 for Inters/seniors (Geelong). This will include a regatta at Geelong on Saturday January 25
- January 27-29 for juniors, 7am-2pm at PHRC
- January 27-29 for Inters/Seniors, one 2 hour session only at PHRC
Please click here to view recent article published on Firbank Grammar rower Emily Shaw.
Q: Just took a look at my daughter’s hands. I know its par for the course but….there are blisters on blisters. What do you recommend?
A: The best thing for your daughter to do is use what is called “Friars Balsam”, it is available at the pharmacy. It will dry out the blisters but unfortunately looks and smells pretty awful!
If your daughter is using any moisturising cream she needs to make sure she washes it off her palms after application. Also prior to rowing she needs to make sure she washes the sunscreen off her hands before getting in the boat.
Methylated spirits will also dry the palms out nicely and make sure the chance of blisters is minimised.
Please see below the selection policy for this season. I will meet with each year level towards the end of this term to discuss. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or require clarification.2012:2013 Selection Policy V2
The notes from the Monday evening parents information evening can be found here in the training programs section. The training programs section is password protected so please email Alastair should you require the password.
Please read this very helpful information from the Rowing Club for all new rowing parents.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HEAD OF THE SCHOOLGIRL’S REGATTA
Given the disappointing afternoon cancellation of yesterdays regatta I thought it appropriate to share the Rowing Victoria heat policy. This policy is specific to Rowing Victoria events and is quite conservative as a result of the demanding nature of the sport. Should you have any questions regarding the systems in place within the rowing program for dealing with warm weather then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please print out and ensure you bring the relevant completed, signed medical forms to ergo testing on Thursday 19 January. You will be unable to attend camp otherwise.
Medical forms are located under the Training Programs page (password protected).
As Jodie Porter mentioned today there is a resource page for you to visit to help gather information to assist you to prevent injury.
Please use this resource to help prevent injury and ensure you are the best you can be.
Please refer to this page:
You can also like Physio Sports Brighton on Facebook!
Please note that there are to be no crew t-shirts, jumpers, hoodies, hats or other. Crew ribbons will be permitted.
Girls are expected to wear correct Firbank sports uniform to and from all training and regattas, including the Head of the Schoolgirls. Please do not wear past crew jumpers, as you will be asked to remove them.
Please see the Parents Page for special notices just for you!
Just a reminder to all students to ensure you wear appropriate clothing. Given the rain yesterday the purchase of the long sleeve cotton/lycra thermal top is highly recommended. Long sleeved Firbank tops are available from the Uniform shop. Also longer leggings are available in 3/4 and full length. (Good for cold mornings!)
Finally coxswains are encouraged to wear multiple layers out in the boat to ensure they maintain some warmth. Whilst Summer is on the way there will still be days that require additional layers and students are encouraged to be prepared for this.
Morning training sessions have begun!
Here are a few tips to remind you or help those of you new to rowing survive!
- Make sure you get to bed early the night before
- Pack your school books and bags the night before (including musical instruments)
- Pack your school uniform the night before (school shoes and socks too)
- Pack twice the amount of breakfast you think you will need or money for the canteen (you will get hungry)
- Parents will drop you off in the morning – you will catch the train into school (get off at North Brighton Station)