Want to learn a new sport which is widely recognised as the best for all-round fitness and strength? Would you like to join a friendly and ambitious group with excellent facilities and social scene?
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic it will not be possible to plan for our next course until social distancing has ended. Meanwhile, the details of the type of course that we run are given below. The dates and cost of the next course will be announced once our plans have been finalised.
Our ‘Learn to Row’ is designed to give you a taste of what rowing is like, meet some new people and take the opportunity to get a bit fitter and stronger. We’re looking for individuals, ideally aged 18-30, who already have a good level of base fitness, perhaps have competed in sport before but above all have a willingness to learn. You don’t have to be super-fit, but to be successful on the course requires you to attend the vast majority of sessions and deal with some exercise.
Over 6 weeks, you’ll be coached on the basics of rowing, through a mixed land and water-based programme, including:
- Water technique
- Rowing machine (ergo) technique
- Rowing specific gym exercises and training
- Equipment familiarisation and safety
- General rowing knowledge (events, training calendar, jargon)
Most weeks will include three sessions (two midweek evening and one weekend morning). The cost will include coaching, equipment and membership of Quintin Boat Club for the duration of the course, after which you can be selected to become a regular member.
Many previous Learn to Row participants have gone on to continue rowing on a social or competitive basis (including at Henley Royal Regatta), and we can cater for both once the course is finished.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you, but bear in mind that we are unlikely to be running a course in the near future..