"Rowing was established as a sport at the School way back in 1959.  Apart from the tough nature of the sport, boys learn to work as a team in the face of challenges and understand the meaning of striving, winning and sportsmanship – both on and off the water."

Rowing is a summer sport offered at King Edward VII. The rowing season starts in October of each year and runs through to March.

The Rowing Club operates facilities at Wemmer Pan in Johannesburg, as well as Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria, and has a dedicated Ergo centre at the School.

Rowing offers a tremendous alternative to the more traditional summer sports and allows boys an opportunity to get away from the city for a few hours a week.

The club offers a world class fleet and dedicated specialist coaching.

There are no ‘born’ rowers and the sport will accommodate all. Whether boys wish to simply ‘mess around in boats’, in the words of Kenneth Grahame, or whether they harbour aspirations of competing on the Olympic stage, there is a home for them.




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