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Dr Tony Rice

Bachelor of Educations (Physical Education), Masters of Education (Exercise Physiology), Doctorate of Philosophy (Exercise Physiology)

Worked with AIS and Rowing Australia National Training programs since April 2001
Attended the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games with the Australian Rowing Team
Attended most World Championships and World Cup events with the Senior Australian Rowing Team since 2003

Lead Roles
Pathways Rowing Science; Mentor NTC Scientists; Australian Rowing Research and Development

Tony has helped design and implement many key technologies for rowing with the major inclusion being the Catapult Sports produced Minimaxx GPS system. The original prototypes were developed through a partnership between the Australian Government and the Australian Institute of Sport but since 2007 the units have been manufactured by Catapult Sports; a spin-off company from the original prototype group. The GPS systems are now used worldwide across many different sports including rowing, canoe-kayak, AFL football, soccer and NFL football.

Research is a strong aspect of Tony’s science delivery into Australian Rowing. Current research interest of Rowing Australia includes; quantification of training load and training adaptations, fatigue states, oxygen delivery including hypoxia and hyperoxia, resting metabolic rate, training periodisation and more recently the design and implementation of Australia’s next generation boat / athlete monitoring system. Tony has supervised a number of Ph.D students embedded within rowing at the National Training Centre in Canberra and ensures outcomes from the high performance applied research stream are implemented throughout the national high performance and Pathways systems.