The St Hilda’s rowing program has grown significantly since its inception in 1983, when 19 courageous young women embarked on a unique journey. Over the decades since, we have developed a program that facilitates close to 100 rowers per season within a vibrant and supportive community. Rowing out of the newly redeveloped shed in Freshwater Bay as part of our partnership with Scotch College, it provides us with a permanent home base just one kilometre from our Senior School Campus in a first-class rowing facility.
Getting up at 5am is a little bit more enticing when you experience the amazing sunrise across the Swan River. Our rowers have been working hard all season, building their endurance and perfecting their technique. At St Hilda’s, we believe in fostering a culture of teamwork, respect and excellence. Our rowing program is a testament to these values. We provide our students with the tools they need to succeed, including access to top-of-the-line equipment and expert coaching. But more importantly, we provide them with a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the sport of rowing.
Rowing is not just about competition, it’s also about building friendships and valuable life skills. Our rowers develop a sense of discipline, perseverance, and resilience that will benefit them in many aspects of their lives. They learn to work together as a team, to communicate effectively, and to push themselves to new heights. The skills they acquire on the water will stay with them long after they leave St Hilda’s, making them better equipped to face the challenges of the future.
We wish all our rowers the best of luck as they continue to train in preparation for Head of the River. We know how hard they have worked all season to get to this point, and are proud of everything they have accomplished. No matter the results we know they have represented St Hilda’s with pride and distinction.
Photo credit: Christian Sprogoe