Learn to Row

Adult Introduction to Rowing course starting soon,  11:00 to 13:00 (except the first two weekends when the sessions will run to 2pm). 

 New 18 – 30 Learn to Row with an aim to build our Development Squad and subsequently, our Senior Men and Women’s squads; racing is the objective, and the 18 – 30 LTR will give faster access to competitive rowing and integration with the Senior Squads. Please contact captain@broxbournerowingclub.org for info.

Junior Learn to Row we have just completed a course, if you are interested in attending the next course please complete the expression of interest form below. 


Have you been inspired by the British rowers in the Olympics? Dreamed of rowing the Oxford/Cambridge boat race course or the world-famous Henley-on-Thames?  Want to challenge your fitness in a new sport, meet and train with like-minded people and make new friends?  Then our Learn to row course is for you!

General Information
We offer Introduction to Rowing courses for both adults and juniors (under 18s), if you are interested in learning to row then please complete and send us your details in the below form, to be added to our wait list and be informed about our next courses (when the details are available, they will also be posted on this website).

If you have rowed before please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org. 

Junior Learn to Row
The course is for both girls and boys aged 12 to 17.  If you want to be notified of future courses, please complete the  expression of interest form at the bottom of the page, and we will add you to our waiting list.

Rowing is a water sport and your child must be able to swim and should be confident that they will not panic if they fall in.  Please ensure they wear warm but flexible clothing e.g. tracksuit, shorts and t-shirt, waterproof top depending on the weather.

Please also read the below additional information about the course.

The first day we will show you around the club, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and if possible take you for a short outing in a boat.

The club has volunteer coaches who will teach your child to row; all our Junior Coaches are DBS checked.  If you have any rowing experience yourself, your assistance would be appreciated; all parents are asked to support their children, this may include carrying boats (if you are able) or helping in other ways that we will explain during the course that will lead to you feeling  more involved.

If you have further questions please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org all welcome.

Adult Learn to Row course
The Adult Learn to Row course is for anyone over 18, the next course is likely to be in the Spring the dates of which are to be confirmed. If you want to be notified of future courses, please complete the  expression of interest form at the bottom of the page, and we will add you to our waiting list.

There is a maximum number of places on the course, once this is reached we will not be able to accept anyone else and the website will be updated. If you are not able to get on this course or make these dates you can complete the expression of Interest form below and you will be kept on our waiting list and notified of our next course.

The course is aimed at men and women who are looking for a new challenge and want to learn to row. If you have played other competitive sports or regularly attend a gym and want to test yourself in a team environment, then rowing is the sport for you. Or, if you’re new to sport and fitness and want to learn a new skill in a friendly and supportive environment, then come along.

The course is an introduction; we will teach you the core rowing and sculling techniques while working on your rowing fitness. Sessions will take place on the land and river, and you will always be supervised by a coach who will lead the sessions. The course is an introduction and aims to whet your appetite to continue learning to row. There is no obligation to continue or sign-up as a member after the course but we hope you will have enjoyed your time enough that you are interested in joining one of our squads to develop your rowing further.

Learn to Row Course further Info
Rowing requires practice. To get the most out the sport, you will need to be able to be on the water twice a week, be willing to achieve a reasonable level of fitness and be keen to improve.

The thrill comes from improving with your crew mates, rowing more and more efficiently and progressing to a standard where you can race for the club against other crews or go on rowing tours with confidence. After 100 hours of rowing, we would expect you to be capable of going on weekend rowing tours or taking part in club events. After 200 hours, you should be ready to join a novice racing crew and compete against other clubs at fantastic events such as the Head of the River Race – over the Boat Race course on the Thames – or side by side regatta racing at lakes like Peterborough.

Our Recreational Squad have the opportunity to spend between two and eight hours on the water each week. Our more competitive rowers are on the water three or four times a week and do additional fitness, circuit and strength training in the gym.

Rowers, like windsurfers or kayakers, must be able to swim and should be confident that they will not panic if they fall in! They must be agile enough to get in and out of a small boat.

The club’s car park is sometimes full on Saturdays so you may have to use the car park across the river (a 2 minute walk), please do not park in the roads just outside the club, this tends to upset our neighbours.

You do not need special clothes to row, you will need layers that will keep you warm depending on the weather. Please wear clothes that allow the full range of movement and are reasonably fitted (baggy clothes are not ideal they get caught) e.g. leggings, tracksuit, fitted t-shirt and long sleeve shirts, fleece, waterproof jacket, peaked hats, sunglasses and a bottle of water are a good idea.  If you do decide rowing is for you and want more details on appropriate clothing, please ask a coach and read what to wear

The club is on Old Nazeing Road, near to The Crown pub. The post code is EN10 6QU.

Expression of interest form

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Date of birth*:

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