500m Times

Rowing Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 500m time?

A good 500m time is 01:41. This is the average 500m time across all ages and genders. The fastest 500m time is 01:11.

Male 500m Rowing Times

A good 500m time for a man is 01:33. This is the average 500m time across men of all ages. The fastest 500m time rowed by a man is 01:11.

Average 500m row time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:21 02:10 01:59 01:49 01:41 01:30
15 02:01 01:51 01:42 01:33 01:26 01:17
20 01:54 01:45 01:36 01:28 01:21 01:13
25 01:52 01:43 01:34 01:27 01:20 01:11
30 01:50 01:42 01:33 01:25 01:19 01:11
35 01:51 01:42 01:34 01:26 01:19 01:11
40 01:55 01:46 01:37 01:29 01:22 01:14
45 01:55 01:46 01:37 01:29 01:22 01:14
50 01:55 01:46 01:37 01:29 01:22 01:14
55 01:57 01:48 01:39 01:31 01:24 01:15
60 02:08 01:58 01:48 01:39 01:31 01:22
65 02:13 02:02 01:52 01:43 01:35 01:25
70 02:18 02:07 01:56 01:47 01:38 01:28
75 02:24 02:13 02:02 01:52 01:43 01:32
80 02:31 02:19 02:08 01:57 01:48 01:36
85 02:46 02:33 02:20 02:08 01:58 01:46
90 03:00 02:46 02:32 02:20 02:09 01:55
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:21.0 02:09.9 01:59.1 01:49.2 01:40.5 01:30.1
15 02:00.7 01:51.1 01:41.9 01:33.4 01:26.0 01:17.1
20 01:53.9 01:44.8 01:36.1 01:28.2 01:21.2 01:12.8
25 01:51.9 01:43.0 01:34.5 01:26.6 01:19.8 01:11.5
30 01:50.4 01:41.6 01:33.2 01:25.4 01:18.7 01:10.5
35 01:51.2 01:42.4 01:33.9 01:26.1 01:19.2 01:11.0
40 01:55.4 01:46.2 01:37.4 01:29.3 01:22.2 01:13.7
45 01:55.4 01:46.2 01:37.4 01:29.3 01:22.2 01:13.7
50 01:55.4 01:46.2 01:37.4 01:29.3 01:22.2 01:13.7
55 01:57.5 01:48.1 01:39.2 01:30.9 01:23.7 01:15.0
60 02:07.9 01:57.7 01:48.0 01:39.0 01:31.1 01:21.7
65 02:12.8 02:02.2 01:52.1 01:42.8 01:34.6 01:24.8
70 02:17.6 02:06.7 01:56.2 01:46.5 01:38.1 01:27.9
75 02:24.3 02:12.9 02:01.8 01:51.7 01:42.9 01:32.2
80 02:31.1 02:19.1 02:07.5 01:56.9 01:47.7 01:36.5
85 02:45.7 02:32.6 02:19.9 02:08.3 01:58.1 01:45.9
90 03:00.4 02:46.1 02:32.3 02:19.6 02:08.6 01:55.2
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 125 160 207 269 345 479
15 199 255 331 429 550 764
20 237 304 394 511 655 909
25 250 320 415 538 690 958
30 260 334 433 561 719 999
35 255 326 423 549 703 977
40 228 292 379 491 630 874
45 228 292 379 491 630 874
50 228 292 379 491 630 874
55 216 277 359 466 597 829
60 167 214 278 361 462 642
65 150 192 249 323 413 574
70 134 172 223 290 371 515
75 116 149 193 251 322 447
80 102 130 169 219 280 389
85 77 99 128 166 212 295
90 60 76 99 129 165 229
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 606 738 917 1149 1434 1938
15 886 1097 1382 1752 2207 3012
20 1028 1280 1619 2059 2601 3559
25 1076 1341 1698 2162 2733 3742
30 1116 1393 1766 2250 2845 3897
35 1095 1365 1729 2202 2784 3813
40 994 1236 1563 1986 2507 3428
45 994 1236 1563 1986 2507 3428
50 994 1236 1563 1986 2507 3428
55 949 1178 1488 1889 2383 3256
60 766 943 1183 1494 1877 2553
65 699 858 1072 1351 1693 2297
70 642 784 977 1227 1534 2077
75 574 698 865 1081 1347 1818
80 518 626 771 960 1192 1603
85 426 507 617 760 936 1247
90 361 424 509 620 756 998

Female 500m Rowing Times

A good 500m time for a woman is 01:58. This is the average 500m time across women of all ages. The fastest 500m time rowed by a woman is 01:25.

Average 500m row time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:50 02:34 02:19 02:05 01:53 01:39
15 02:36 02:21 02:07 01:55 01:44 01:31
20 02:26 02:12 01:59 01:47 01:37 01:25
25 02:25 02:11 01:58 01:47 01:37 01:25
30 02:28 02:14 02:00 01:48 01:38 01:26
35 02:29 02:15 02:01 01:49 01:39 01:27
40 02:26 02:12 01:59 01:47 01:37 01:25
45 02:28 02:14 02:01 01:49 01:38 01:26
50 02:36 02:21 02:07 01:55 01:44 01:31
55 02:41 02:26 02:11 01:58 01:47 01:34
60 02:49 02:33 02:18 02:04 01:52 01:39
65 03:00 02:43 02:26 02:12 01:59 01:45
70 03:10 02:52 02:35 02:20 02:06 01:51
75 03:19 03:01 02:43 02:27 02:13 01:56
80 03:29 03:09 02:50 02:33 02:19 02:02
85 04:05 03:41 03:19 03:00 02:43 02:23
90 04:40 04:14 03:49 03:26 03:06 02:44
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:50.1 02:34.0 02:18.7 02:04.9 01:53.1 01:39.3
15 02:36.1 02:21.3 02:07.2 01:54.6 01:43.8 01:31.1
20 02:25.8 02:12.0 01:58.9 01:47.1 01:36.9 01:25.1
25 02:25.2 02:11.4 01:58.4 01:46.7 01:36.5 01:24.8
30 02:27.7 02:13.7 02:00.4 01:48.5 01:38.2 01:26.2
35 02:28.6 02:14.5 02:01.2 01:49.2 01:38.8 01:26.8
40 02:26.2 02:12.3 01:59.2 01:47.4 01:37.2 01:25.4
45 02:28.0 02:14.0 02:00.7 01:48.7 01:38.4 01:26.4
50 02:36.3 02:21.4 02:07.4 01:54.8 01:43.9 01:31.2
55 02:41.2 02:25.9 02:11.4 01:58.4 01:47.2 01:34.1
60 02:49.1 02:33.0 02:17.9 02:04.2 01:52.4 01:38.7
65 02:59.6 02:42.6 02:26.5 02:11.9 01:59.4 01:44.9
70 03:10.2 02:52.1 02:35.0 02:19.7 02:06.4 01:51.0
75 03:19.5 03:00.6 02:42.7 02:26.5 02:12.6 01:56.5
80 03:28.8 03:09.0 02:50.3 02:33.4 02:18.8 02:01.9
85 04:04.6 03:41.3 03:19.4 02:59.6 02:42.6 02:22.7
90 04:40.3 04:13.7 03:48.5 03:25.9 03:06.3 02:43.6
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 71 96 131 179 242 357
15 92 124 170 232 313 463
20 113 152 208 285 384 568
25 114 154 211 288 389 575
30 109 147 201 274 370 546
35 107 144 197 269 363 536
40 112 151 207 283 381 563
45 108 145 199 272 367 542
50 92 124 169 231 312 461
55 84 113 154 211 284 420
60 72 98 134 183 246 364
65 60 81 111 152 206 304
70 51 69 94 128 173 256
75 44 59 81 111 150 222
80 38 52 71 97 131 193
85 24 32 44 60 81 120
90 16 21 29 40 54 80
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 362 455 588 770 1005 1440
15 441 562 734 969 1274 1837
20 520 668 879 1168 1542 2233
25 525 675 888 1180 1559 2258
30 504 646 849 1127 1487 2152
35 496 635 835 1107 1460 2112
40 516 663 872 1158 1529 2214
45 500 642 844 1119 1477 2136
50 440 560 731 966 1270 1831
55 409 519 675 888 1165 1676
60 367 462 597 782 1022 1465
65 322 401 514 668 868 1238
70 286 353 448 578 747 1058
75 260 318 401 513 659 929
80 239 289 361 459 587 822
85 184 216 261 322 401 547
90 154 175 205 245 298 395

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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