Member Bios

Simon Nola

Simon was born in 1984 and joined Sydney Rowing Club in 2001, he started his rowing career at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview where he enjoyed success in the Schoolboy 2nd 4+ the crew was undefeated over the 2001 season culminating in a win at the Schoolboy Head of the River by over 6 lengths.

Simon served as club captain from 2004 to 2008. He won the lightweight single scull at the Australian Uni Games in 2005 and 2006 and rowed in NSW’s Penrith Cup coxless four crew in 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Simon tells us that he possibly holds the record for competing in the most Australian Rowing Championships without actually winning a race. He broke that hoo doo in 2013 winning the Men’s Quad Scull for SRC in an absolute thriller of a race. The Quad defended their title again in 2014.

Simon cracked the Australian Rowing Team in 2013 in the lightweight quad at World Cup 1.  He was then selected in the Australian team in the lightweight eight (above) to compete at the World Championships in Chungju, South Korea. Simon  stroked the eight to a silver medal.


Since his retirement from rowing, Simon has continued to serve on the clubs board, taking up his previous role as Captain, from 2018.