Enter the total number of strokes and the total amount of time into the calculator to determine the strokes per minute (SPM).

Rowing SPM Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the strokes per minute of a rower.

SPM = TS / T

  • Where SPM is the total strokes per minute
  • TS is the total number of strokes
  • T is the total amount of time in minutes

To calculate SPM (strokes per minute), divide the total number of strokes by the total time in minutes.

What is SPM?

Definition:

SPM, short for strokes per minute, is a term used in rowing to describe the cadence of rowing strokes per unit time.

How to calculate SPM?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate the strokes per minute of a rower.

First, determine the total number of strokes taken in a race. In this example, the rower took a total of 500 strokes.

Next, determine the total amount of time it took to complete the race. For this race, the total time is 10 minutes.

Finally, calculate the SPM using the formula above:

SPM = TS / T

SPM = 500 /10

SPM = 50 strokes per minute