Adult Learn to Row Course 2017

Ever wanted to Learn to Row? We run a Learn to Row course for adults every year at the start of our season, to offer a taster of our sport and to provide opportunities to join our club. 

Why learn to row? 

Rowing is a great team sport for men and women of all ages. It is an ourdoor sport that offers a full body work out and no expensive equipment is required. A desire to learn a new challenge and a willingness to be outside in a little rain is all that is required!

  • Our club rows on one of the longest and calmest stretches of the Thames between Hampton Court and Teddington Lock, with some beautiful scenery.
  • We have a history of notable International Representation.
  • We have boats specifically tailored to beginners.
  • A team of experienced coaches and rowers will lead the course.
The course is designed for people who have never rowed before so no previous experience is necessary, but if you rowed many years ago and need a refresher this also works!

This course is now fully subscribed.

Description: After an introductory session using indoor rowing machines, you will get to row on the river on Saturdays and Sundays, and will have two indoor fitness and technique sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. We will finish the course with a race on the 6th August. It is a requirement that you are a competent swimmer before you can join the course.

 The course for 2017 will run over 4 weekends, 3-5pm: 

Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th July
Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd July
Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th July
Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th August

There will be additional land training  body circuits and ergos on Tue and Thurs.

Cost: £175.00. This is non-refundable but if you are interested in continuing rowing and invited to be part of the 2017/18 rowing squad then this will be taken off your ongoing membership fees.

For more information about the course and to register your interest, please contact Nick Rowett


Coaches will be a mixture of professional top level coaching, ex-internationals, and senior members of the club. Rowing will be at first in our leisure fours and we aim to progress to a racing eight before the end of the course. We will give a safety briefing and an introduction to the club and its history. Ergo’s (rowing machines) will also be used as a training aid. At the end of the 4 week induction to rowing you may be able to join the novice squad. Joining will be by invitation only. The Learn To Row course is open to all, however the sport does not necessarily suit everyone. The course will be used as a selection tool to invite those with potential to train and race for the club. You must be able to swim to take part!

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