Shown here are examples that are used for rowing testing as part of the eTID program, a talent identification program run by the Australian Institute of Sport (info from 2009). This is just a simple example of some tests that can be used for assessing the fitness of rower. See also the similar NTID program from Australian Rowing. There are many other tests that you could use for testing rowers, such as skinfold testing, VO2max test. A suggested testing protocol for rowers is listed on the Rowing Fitness Testing page.
These are the tests that are conducted for the rowing eTID program. These links are to our general description of the tests. For specific instructions on how to conduct the test for the program see the AIS eTID website.
Source of Tests
The above tests are used for talent identification testing of rowing athletes in Australia. The National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) have developed an online talent identification tool (eTID). Through the eTID website individuals are able to submit results from fitness tests done at home, and if the results are up to a certain level they will invite you to be tested further and placed into a talent identification program.
- About the NTID program from Australian Rowing
- Rowing Fitness
- anthropometry for rowing
- Rowing Fitness Testing — about fitness testing for rowers
- Rowing Fitness Tests — fitness tests specifically for rowers
- Poll about the fitness components for rowing
- about eTID - online electronic talent identification
- List of Fitness Tests