20 Minutes Standards

Rowing Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good distance for 20 minutes?

A good distance for 20 minutes is 5,047 m. This is the average distance for 20 minutes across all ages and genders. The furthest distance for 20 minutes is 6,434 m.

Male 20 Minutes Rowing Distances

A good distance for a man rowing for 20 minutes is 5,168 m. This is the average distance for 20 minutes across men of all ages. The furthest distance rowed by a man for 20 minutes is 6,434 m.

Average distance rowed for 20 minutes by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 3,653 3,884 4,139 4,409 4,686 5,152
15 4,159 4,422 4,713 5,021 5,336 5,867
20 4,461 4,743 5,055 5,385 5,724 6,293
25 4,532 4,819 5,135 5,471 5,815 6,393
30 4,549 4,837 5,155 5,492 5,837 6,418
35 4,511 4,797 5,112 5,446 5,788 6,364
40 4,462 4,744 5,056 5,386 5,725 6,294
45 4,335 4,610 4,912 5,234 5,562 6,116
50 4,198 4,463 4,756 5,068 5,386 5,922
55 4,095 4,355 4,640 4,944 5,255 5,777
60 3,998 4,251 4,530 4,826 5,129 5,640
65 3,897 4,143 4,415 4,704 5,000 5,497
70 3,801 4,041 4,306 4,588 4,876 5,361
75 3,596 3,824 4,075 4,341 4,614 5,073
80 3,412 3,628 3,866 4,119 4,378 4,814
85 3,139 3,338 3,557 3,789 4,027 4,428
90 2,906 3,090 3,293 3,508 3,729 4,099
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:44.3 02:34.5 02:25.0 02:16.1 02:08.0 01:56.5
15 02:24.3 02:15.7 02:07.3 01:59.5 01:52.4 01:42.3
20 02:14.5 02:06.5 01:58.7 01:51.4 01:44.8 01:35.3
25 02:12.4 02:04.5 01:56.8 01:49.7 01:43.2 01:33.9
30 02:11.9 02:04.0 01:56.4 01:49.2 01:42.8 01:33.5
35 02:13.0 02:05.1 01:57.4 01:50.2 01:43.7 01:34.3
40 02:14.5 02:06.5 01:58.7 01:51.4 01:44.8 01:35.3
45 02:18.4 02:10.2 02:02.1 01:54.6 01:47.9 01:38.1
50 02:22.9 02:14.4 02:06.1 01:58.4 01:51.4 01:41.3
55 02:26.5 02:17.8 02:09.3 02:01.4 01:54.2 01:43.9
60 02:30.1 02:21.1 02:12.5 02:04.3 01:57.0 01:46.4
65 02:34.0 02:24.8 02:15.9 02:07.5 02:00.0 01:49.2
70 02:37.9 02:28.5 02:19.3 02:10.8 02:03.0 01:51.9
75 02:46.9 02:36.9 02:27.3 02:18.2 02:10.0 01:58.3
80 02:55.8 02:45.4 02:35.2 02:25.6 02:17.0 02:04.6
85 03:11.1 02:59.8 02:48.7 02:38.3 02:29.0 02:15.5
90 03:26.5 03:14.2 03:02.2 02:51.0 02:40.9 02:26.4
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 79 95 115 139 167 222
15 117 140 170 205 246 327
20 144 173 209 253 304 404
25 151 181 219 265 319 423
30 153 183 222 268 322 428
35 149 179 216 262 314 418
40 144 173 209 253 304 404
45 132 159 192 232 279 371
50 120 144 174 211 253 336
55 111 134 162 196 235 312
60 104 124 151 182 219 291
65 96 115 139 169 203 269
70 89 107 129 156 188 250
75 75 91 110 133 159 212
80 64 77 94 113 136 181
85 50 60 73 88 106 141
90 40 48 58 70 84 112
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 433 493 569 659 764 971
15 575 664 775 908 1063 1368
20 678 787 924 1089 1280 1657
25 704 819 962 1135 1336 1730
30 711 827 972 1147 1350 1749
35 696 810 951 1122 1319 1709
40 678 788 924 1090 1281 1657
45 633 734 859 1011 1186 1532
50 587 679 793 930 1089 1403
55 555 640 746 873 1021 1313
60 526 605 703 822 960 1230
65 497 570 661 771 899 1149
70 471 539 623 725 844 1076
75 420 477 549 635 735 933
80 379 428 489 563 648 817
85 325 363 411 468 535 666
90 286 316 354 400 452 556

Female 20 Minutes Rowing Distances

A good distance for a woman rowing for 20 minutes is 4,551 m. This is the average distance for 20 minutes across women of all ages. The furthest distance rowed by a woman for 20 minutes is 5,913 m.

Average distance rowed for 20 minutes by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 3,219 3,499 3,813 4,148 4,481 4,954
15 3,479 3,782 4,121 4,483 4,843 5,354
20 3,745 4,072 4,437 4,827 5,214 5,764
25 3,825 4,159 4,532 4,930 5,326 5,888
30 3,802 4,133 4,504 4,899 5,293 5,851
35 3,753 4,080 4,446 4,837 5,225 5,776
40 3,515 3,822 4,165 4,530 4,894 5,410
45 3,494 3,798 4,139 4,503 4,864 5,378
50 3,473 3,776 4,115 4,476 4,835 5,346
55 3,407 3,704 4,036 4,391 4,743 5,244
60 3,332 3,623 3,948 4,294 4,639 5,129
65 3,208 3,487 3,801 4,134 4,466 4,938
70 3,061 3,327 3,626 3,944 4,261 4,711
75 2,899 3,152 3,434 3,736 4,036 4,462
80 2,753 2,993 3,262 3,548 3,833 4,238
85 2,045 2,223 2,423 2,636 2,847 3,148
90 1,627 1,768 1,927 2,096 2,265 2,504
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 03:06.4 02:51.5 02:37.4 02:24.7 02:13.9 02:01.1
15 02:52.5 02:38.7 02:25.6 02:13.8 02:03.9 01:52.1
20 02:40.2 02:27.4 02:15.2 02:04.3 01:55.1 01:44.1
25 02:36.8 02:24.3 02:12.4 02:01.7 01:52.7 01:41.9
30 02:37.8 02:25.2 02:13.2 02:02.5 01:53.4 01:42.5
35 02:39.9 02:27.1 02:14.9 02:04.1 01:54.8 01:43.9
40 02:50.7 02:37.0 02:24.1 02:12.4 02:02.6 01:50.9
45 02:51.7 02:38.0 02:24.9 02:13.2 02:03.3 01:51.6
50 02:52.8 02:38.9 02:25.8 02:14.1 02:04.1 01:52.2
55 02:56.1 02:42.0 02:28.7 02:16.7 02:06.5 01:54.4
60 03:00.1 02:45.6 02:32.0 02:19.7 02:09.3 01:57.0
65 03:07.0 02:52.0 02:37.9 02:25.1 02:14.3 02:01.5
70 03:16.0 03:00.3 02:45.5 02:32.1 02:20.8 02:07.4
75 03:27.0 03:10.4 02:54.7 02:40.6 02:28.7 02:14.5
80 03:37.9 03:20.4 03:03.9 02:49.1 02:36.5 02:21.6
85 04:53.4 04:29.9 04:07.6 03:47.6 03:30.7 03:10.6
90 06:08.8 05:39.3 05:11.3 04:46.2 04:24.9 03:59.6
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 54 69 90 116 146 197
15 68 88 113 146 184 249
20 85 109 142 182 230 310
25 91 117 151 194 245 331
30 89 114 148 191 240 325
35 86 110 142 183 231 312
40 70 90 117 151 190 257
45 69 89 115 148 187 252
50 68 87 113 145 183 248
55 64 82 107 137 173 234
60 60 77 100 128 162 219
65 53 69 89 114 144 195
70 46 60 77 99 125 169
75 39 51 66 84 107 144
80 34 43 56 72 91 123
85 14 18 23 30 37 51
90 7 9 12 15 19 25
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 298 356 433 530 643 836
15 351 424 521 644 787 1031
20 415 506 627 780 959 1263
25 436 533 662 825 1016 1340
30 430 525 652 812 999 1317
35 417 509 631 785 965 1270
40 359 435 535 662 809 1061
45 355 429 527 651 797 1043
50 350 423 519 641 784 1026
55 336 404 495 611 745 974
60 320 384 470 578 703 917
65 296 353 429 525 638 829
70 269 319 385 469 566 732
75 243 285 341 412 495 636
80 222 258 306 367 438 559
85 146 161 181 206 235 285
90 121 128 138 150 165 190

What do the rowing abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of rowers. A beginner rower has started rowing and has rowed for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of rowers. A novice rower has rowed regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of rowers. An intermediate rower has rowed regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of rowers. An advanced rower has rowed for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of rowers. An elite rower has dedicated over five years to become competitive at rowing.

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