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Level 1 Coxswain Course

  • 25 Aug 2011
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • APSM Rowing Club, Planet Williamson Pavillion, Albert Park


To complete the registration you must also have completed the short enrolment form on the Rowing Victoria website (link below).

Once completed, you will be redirected to PayPal where you are required to pay for the course.



How to register

  1. Review the course structure and other information on the flyer and at the Rowing Victoria ("RV") website > Coxswains.
  2. (Optional) Speak to a Committee Member about what it means to become an accredited coxswain.
  3. Complete the registration form on the RV website.
  4. Let us know you have registered.
If you have any questions please contact us.

Cost: $44

Once completed, you will be redirected to PayPal where you are required to pay for the course using either your credit card or PayPal account, you may also print a receipt.

You will be contacted by Rowing Victoria by email with additional course information prior to the course date. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ross on ross@rowingvictoria.asn.au.

About the Level 1 Good Coxswain Course

The level 1 Good Coxswain course encourages coxswains to realise the full potential of their own role. The course covers a range of topics including competition, safety, training techniques and responsibilities, and is beneficial for all coxswains regardless or age or experience. The course runs for approximately 2 hours and each participant receives a set of six resource booklets for future reference. Also included is a Good Coxswain logbook to be completed by the coxswain for future accreditation and to provide a continuous record of coxing experience undertaken during training sessions and regattas.

With the introduction of the Safety Management Plan (SMP) to meet Marine Safety Victoria requirements level 1 coxswain accreditation is now compulsory for anyone who wishes to cox within Victoria, this includes coxswains competing in regattas or part of a social crew (non-competing).

The SMP states that: For a coxswain to be allowed to cox a crew they must obtain accreditation under RV's Coxswain Education program or be participating in a dedicated learn to row program conducted by an accredited coach. A coxswain must also satisfy a Safety Officer or coach that they are physically capable of coxing a boat and have adequate vision and hearing and that they meet the minimum swimming requirements.

For further information, please contact Ross on ross@rowingvictoria.asn.au or 9820 8888.


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