Dear Boarding families,
The moment has finally arrived for our rowers in one of two sports, that I can think of, where the athlete goes backwards to go forwards, to reach the end of its session. Lisa and I will be at Lake Barrington, along with the boarders in the house for the weekend, to support our rowers who are competing at the Head of the River.
The rowing culture is very strong at Grammar and the benefits of being a boarder have meant Mum and Dad can sleep in, while either Mr Keatch, Ms Vandervelde or Mr Pieters do the 5:30 am wake up and drive our little enthusiastic munchkins to the ‘shed’. I have really enjoyed the energy and dedication our rowers have shown this session. They haven’t wavered in their spirit to be involved at school or around the house which is great to see. We have tried to accommodate them with staff keeping an eye out during the day and evening to check in on their wellbeing to ensure they are balancing academics, downtime and sleep. It would be fair to say they are, mostly, good at doing this themselves which is a great attribute this sport develops in their athletes. When I looked at the benefits of rowing, it is easy to see why our culture is strong at Grammar around this sport.
- Total body workout,
- It’s good for people of all fitness levels to try
- It’s low impact
- It can be meditative
- It’s great for your heart and lungs
- It builds power and endurance
- It’s efficient
I wish everyone all the best for Head of the River over the weekend and look forward to seeing those of you who are out there on Saturday, Go Grammar!!
Head of Boarding