Until three months ago, Georgia Bromilow had never rowed, but a talent development program is giving her new opportunities.
The Blue Mountains Grammar student from Glenbrook, was selected for a new female talent development program designed to prepare western Sydney's young talented athletes for selection into state and national squads and eventually the Olympics.
Georgia has been part of the program for two months, which is a partnership between the Western Sydney Academy of Sport and the Nepean Rowing Club.
"I like meeting new people of different ages than me, learning my limits and what I can achieve with this sport and learning different skills," the 18-year-old said.
Georgia also plays basketball for Penrith Panthers in Youth League, and wants to continue both sports.
"I love both sports," she said.
Coach Daniel Waddell said Georgia had enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to learn to row and was making good progress.
"From falling in after only taking a few strokes on the first day, to now rowing over five kilometres per session, she is making good steps forward," he said.
"It is still very early days with the girls only having rowed for two months to date, but Georgia's long-term prospects are promising if she continues to progress as she has over the last eight weeks."
Fifteen-year-old Blaxland High School student Aimee Wagner from Leonay, is also part of the program.
She has been with Nepean Rowing Club since 2016, and has competed in state and national rowing events.