Adult & Junior LEARN to ROW courses


Our next Adult courses will be held in SPRING 2022,


full details will be announced here.

Anyone wishing to attend the Adult Learn to Row course must be able to swim at least 50m in light clothing.

If you have any questions or queries please email the team at  [email protected]

Kingston Adult Learn to Row Application Form

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, the club has invested in a training sculling boat and two sets of pontoons for giving some additional stability to learning to row in singles. We also have two stable quads that we use for our Learn to Row courses.

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Here’s what a few recent people said about the courses:

‘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’

Please note that squad vacancies are currently very limited as the club is at high capacity and there is no automatic progression to the club development squads upon completion of these courses. Where possible we do try to accommodate those who are interested in joining, where we have particular gaps within the squads. 

 Junior LEARN to ROW courses October 2021- Morning course now FULL
We are pleased to announce our October Half Term KRC Junior 'Learn To Row' courses 
  • Course 1 –  25th Oct to  29th Oct 2021 09.00 to 12.00 - FULL

  • Course 2 –  25th Oct to  29th Oct 2021 13.00 to 16.00 - FULL


These are stand-alone one week school holiday courses running Monday to Friday covering all the basics of

rowing including:  

  • Introduction to the Boathouse

  • 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 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 £250 


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 will try to accommodate juniors, who are interested in joining, if 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 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.