"Winners make a habit of doing the things losers don’t want to do."
- Lucas Remmerswaal

Rowing is the ultimate sport because athletes need to train for strength, endurance and speed.  Excelling at all three attributes requires dedication, effort and different training methods.  MAGS rowers therefore train in a variety of locations through:

  • Rowing
  • Gym sessions that involve weight training, circuits and ‘ergs’ (rowing machines)
  • Running

Training commitment

Rowing is the ultimate team sport because it is impossible for a crew to train on water or race unless all members are present.

In keeping with our values of respect for each other and taking responsibility, our athletes are expected work hard, persevere and to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to each other.  Consistently maintaining these qualities in all aspects of our training programme and daily operations has helped MAGS Row to develop an excellent, efficient organisation and a culture of success in an extremely short space of time.

The training programme is intense and, although we appreciate it can be difficult at times for kids and parents to juggle rowing with their other commitments, it is vital that everyone:

  • Always arrives before the stated time.
  • Provides coaches with advance notice of unavoidable lateness or absence.  
  • Does their best in everything they do
  • Treats fitness as an all-day, every day commitment
  • Treats others as they would like to be treated themselves.

Important note: Rowers and coxswains – not parents – are held fully responsible for their attendance, punctuality and for always arriving prepared.