Learn to Row

Why not learn to row? We encourage and welcome enquiries from both adults and juniors who are looking to try this exciting sport. Our “Learn to Row” courses are a great way to get fit, make new friends and, of course, find out if rowing is for you. We’re confident that you’ll love the sport as much as we do and will want to continue and join one of our club squads.

 Next Steps

Come down and give rowing a try! Our Learn to Row courses for adults run continuously - contact Email: info@walbrookrc.co.uk


Course Details

Our Learn to Row course is held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and consists of twelve lessons over 6 weeks costing only £160. You'll learn the basic skills on an indoor rowing machine, but we aim to get you out on the water as soon as possible. You'll also learn rowing terminology, the rowing safety code and how the Boathouse functions. If you decide that rowing is for you after the introductory course then you can join our improvers/novice section with sessions on a Saturday and Sunday at 7.45am. As soon as you are able you will be rowing with our racing novice section. Please bring the learn to row form completed with your payment at the first session. Payment can be made by cheque or via our on-line system (4% fee). Please note we do not take credit card payments.

 What will you need?

All you need is a t-shirt and shorts or a tracksuit if it’s a little chillier, a drink for hydration and spare clothes/towel. It can get cold on the water so make sure you have sufficient layers to keep you warm.

Level of Fitness

Everyone is welcome; our Learn to Row lessons are for beginners, whether they are fit or not. Getting fit is something you can build on if you decide to join Walbrook. Some people want to race, in which case it is necessary to train and keep your fitness levels up. However, if you are planning on becoming a recreational rower (and just want to enjoy the freedom the river gives you and the camaraderie a club like Walbrook provides), then your level of fitness will not need to be as high.

Who will coach you?

You’ll be coached by a qualified rowing coach, who is extremely experienced in coaching rowers of all ages and abilities.  Over the course of your lessons we hope you will meet other members of the club and integrate into the appropriate Walbrook squad if you decide to become a full-time club member.

Anything else I need to know?
In order to be able to become a club member you have to sign a form stating that you can swim 100m in light clothing.

How to apply?

Contact Diane Tel: 07920401093 or Email: info@walbrookrc.co.uk


Summary of upcoming courses: 

Course type




Adult courses (Adults must be able to swim 100m in light clothing)

Continuous over the summer months but one course lasts for 12 sessions over 6 weeks

 Saturday morning at 10am/Wednesday evening at 7pm


Junior courses (Juniors must be Year 7 or over and be able to swim 50m in light PE kit) All coaches are DBS checked and British Rowing Qualified

Weeks commencing:24 July, 31 July, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug

Juniors with 6 months + experience: Monday - Friday mornings, 08.30-12.30.  Beginners: Monday - Friday afternoons, 13.30 - 16.00 

£150 for non-members

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