Nestles Rowing Club's Kate Beggs, Courtney Brown and Aaron Skinner bound for 2018 nationals in Penrith

TOP TEAM: Nestles rowers Kate Beggs, 15, and Courtney Brown, 15, are excited about their prospects at the national titles. Pictures: Rob Gunstone
TOP TEAM: Nestles rowers Kate Beggs, 15, and Courtney Brown, 15, are excited about their prospects at the national titles. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

A strong partnership is paying off on the water for two Warrnambool teenagers.

Nestles Rowing Club duo Kate Beggs and Courtney Brown are making strides in the double scull and will represent their club at the national championships in Penrith later this month.

The Emmanuel College teenagers joined forces this season and train up to four times a week finetuining their timing, rhythm, technique and power.

Their commitment paid off at the Victorian titles in Ballarat at the weekend, with the pair winning gold in the female under 17 double scull.

They will compete at the same event at the national championships, which start on March 19.

Beggs, who sits in bow, said they were excited about their chances.

“This is our first time going, so we’re just hoping to try our best,” she said.

Beggs has been rowing for three years and Brown for more than a year.

“I was in year seven. I’d tried a few sports but I just thought rowing would be fun so I decided to come,” Beggs said.

“I did a few training sessions, joined the club and have just kept going.”

GOLDEN MOMENT: Nestles Rowing Club members Rose Egerton and Aaron Skinner combined to win a silver medal in the double scull at the state para rowing titles. Picture: Rob Gunstone

GOLDEN MOMENT: Nestles Rowing Club members Rose Egerton and Aaron Skinner combined to win a silver medal in the double scull at the state para rowing titles. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Aaron Skinner will also represent Nestles at the national titles – for a staggering 12th time. He will compete in the para single scull, para mixed double and para mixed coxed four.

Skinner won gold in the para single scull at the state event and teamed with Rose Egerton to win silver in the para double scull.