Junior LEARN to ROW courses

We will announce our next 'Learn To Row' courses here 

They are stand-alone one-week school holiday courses running Monday to Friday and covering all the basics of rowing including: 


  • Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine or "ergo"

  • Introduction to the equipment used - parts of the boat and oars

  • How to get into and out of the boat

  • Water safety / confidence drills / capsize drill

  • Building rowing strokes in the boat on the water

  • Rowing in time together as a whole crew

  • Fine tuning blade work, power application, balance and teamwork


These courses are aimed at those with no previous rowing experience and are open to juniors over the age of 11 on the 1st Sept 2021 who are able to swim competently.

The coaching team for this course will be headed by Course Leader Chris Griffiths. All K.R.C. coaches are C.R.B. checked and British Rowing qualified.

The total cost for the course will be announced at the time.


Please note that Junior Squad vacancies are normally very limited and there is no automatic progression to the Junior Squad upon completion of these school holiday courses but where possible we do try to accommodate juniors, who are interested in joining, where we have particular gaps within the squad age / sex distribution with preference given in the first instance to younger age groups.


If you are interested in attending this course please e-mail the Junior Coordinator ([email protected]) including the following specific information:

  • Junior's Name:

  • Sex:

  • Age:

  • Date of Birth:

  • School:


These courses are always popular and oversubscribed. 

What we do when we can't get afloat.

Adult LEARN to ROW


We are hoping that our next Adult L2R courses will take place in Spring 2021

(subject to the easing of Coronavirus restrictions)

To join the waiting list please contact us.

We are keen to teach every adult who is interested in rowing at Kingston. We welcome all ages, male and female, and all levels of interest, from serious athletes who wish to row competitively, to those who simply want to enjoy the pleasures of rowing along our beautiful stretch of the river. 


To get people safely on the water as we come out of lockdown, the club has invested in a training sculling boat and two sets of pontoons for giving some additional stability to singles. They will help people new to sculling, to obtain 'bronze' in the new KRC Sculling Competence scheme.


Our courses normally start in April and run through to October. 


The course consists of two land-based sessions and six 2-hour water sessions the cost of which, also includes temporary membership of our gym.

Here’s what a couple of recent students said about the course:

‘It helps me to escape the stresses and strains of life and keeps me fit’

‘For me a gentle paddle is all I need. Fresh air, fun and new friends, what’s not to like?’

‘It’s been hard at times but it’s also been great fun and I’ve met a great bunch of people’

‘Forget doing crosswords, yoga and dog walking to keep Alzheimers at bay, learning to row will do it all for you’