Changing the Lives of Young
People Through Rowing

Program Overview

Making Waves delivers a unique program curriculum to its participants. 

Through both on and off water activities, the program provides an opportunity for individuals to grow, provides motivation and looks to build self-confidence and belief in the participants.

The Making Waves program currently offers;

  1. In- School Rowing Program
  2. Out- School Racing Program

As part of the program Making Waves provides:

  • All management and administrative support structures for the program
  • A clearly structured program curriculum (on & off-water)
  • All program personnel with current Working with Children checks
  • All program equipment including; boats, life jackets, first aid kit, water facilities 
  • A comprehensive program risk management plan and
  • Compliance with the Department of Education requirements

1. Our In-School Rowing Program

The Making Waves In-school rowing program consists of a;

  1. Rowing component which sees participants engage with a specialised and integrated curriculum
  2.  Life skills component which develops leadership and teamwork skills

The in-school rowing program has also been developed to be fully compliant with the Department of Education:

  • Duty of Care for Public School Students Policy and
  • Outdoor Education Activities for Public Schools Procedures
  • Each school we engage with is provided with a Department of Education Compliance pack which contains all relevant documentation. 

Making Waves currently works in partnership with local schools throughout the City of Armadale and surrounding area. Through these partnerships, Making Waves can maintain flexibility regarding:

  • Session length – we can cater from 30 minutes to 2 hour sessions
  • Number of sessions per week
  • Length of program i.e. number of weeks that the program runs over, typically 4-8 weeks
  • Transport options for schools who don’t have their own transport

Partner schools are responsible for providing:

  • A teacher for each session

Our participants are typicallyYears 7-10, Male/female, general or outdoor education and a diverse range of students.

Due to the great support that Making Waves receives from its partners and supporters the program is offered at low or no cost to eligible schools and education providers.

2. Our Out-School Racing Program

In 2023, a historic moment was marked when competitors participated in the Rowing WA All Schools Regattas. These ambitious athletes competed under the esteemed banner of Making Waves Rowing Club. We are thrilled to share the early days of our Out-of-School training program. Our comprehensive program caters to those who aspire to take their competitive rowing skills to the next level.

The Making Waves Out-School program boasts a state-of-the-art training regimen which focuses on racing and competition-based skill sets. It provides athletes with exciting opportunities to compete at Rowing WA sanctioned regattas, while also fostering a social and inclusive environment where individuals from various schools and groups can interact, learn, and grow together.


Our participants are typically: Years 7-10

Due to the great support that Making Waves receives from its partners and supporters the program is offered at low or no cost to eligible schools and education providers.


The program runs twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 3:30-6pm. Any athlete who has previously completed the in-school program is welcome to join us. For more information or to register, please send us an email at