Interested in Learning to Row 

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!

We offer learn to row courses for both adults and juniors (under 18s), if you are interested 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 with your experience rather than using this form

 

Expression of Interest in Rowing Form

First name:

Last name:

Email (parent's email for juniors):

Telephone number:

If you have any comments you want us to know please write here:

I am interested in learning to row please let me know about your courses

 

 

Adult Course Details

Our next adult course is likely to be in the Autumn if you are interested in joining please complete the above expression of interest form and we will contact you once we have more details.

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.

We will teach you the core rowing technique 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 culminates in some fun races to whet your appetite further. 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.

The course will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 (often a bit later the first couple of weeks) on both Saturday and Sunday mornings for 8 weekends, you will learn much faster if you can attend on both days, but this is not required.  It is important to be able to attend in particularly the early sessions, if you cannot make either of the first two weekends it is better to wait for our next course.  The course will be for all adults (18 and over).

Please be at the club by 9.30 (parking may be difficult, there is additional free public parking across the river) when you arrive ask for Chris Moody or learn to row.

You must be able to swim.  Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit, leggings, shorts, fleece, t-shirt, waterproof top depending on the weather.

The first weekend we will ask you to complete forms, show you around the club, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and take you for a short outing in a boat.

Please read the below additional information about rowing and our beginners course.

Following the course, if you want to continue you will be able to join the club and we will help you select the best group for you to train with depending on your aspirations.

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

 

Junior Learn to Row course – next course TBC

The date of our next junior course is still to be confirmed.  The course will be for both girls and boys aged 12 to 17.  If you are interested please complete the  expression of interest form above and we will add you to our wait list.  We will also update  our website.

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

Please also read the below additional information about rowing and our beginners course.

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

The club does have coaches that will teach your child to row if you have any rowing experience yourself your assistance would be appreciated and all parents are asked to support their children, this may include carrying boats (if you are able) or helping in other ways we will explain all this during the course and will hopefully make you feel more involved.

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

 

Learn to Row Course further details

If you want to experience the exhilaration of rowing, join our next Learn to Row course we have separate courses for those 18 and over (adult) and those between 12 and 17 (junior).

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.

Recreational rowers normally spend a couple of hours in boats 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! And they must be agile enough to get in and out of a small boat.

If you are keen to take up the sport, please join our next learn to row course. The club’s car park is often 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.  You do not need special clothes to start rowing, but if you do decide rowing is for you and want more details 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.

 

Chris Moody and Amanda Hosking

Adults Learn to Row course – next course starts 1st April 2017 (no joke) – Open for booking 

Posted by Amanda Jones | January 16, 2017

Our next course will start on 1st April and will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings until 28th May (excluding Easter weekend 15th & 16th April). The cost of the course is £130, or £85 if you are under 24 you can book onto the course by making payment via bank transfer direct to the club (Broxbourne Rowing Club sort code 20-20-37 account no. 00234095) please include L2R and your name as reference, once you have paid please send an email to secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org with your name and age.  Please note your place on the course is not confirmed until you have made the payment, there is a maximum number of places, once this is reached the course will be closed.

Junior Learn to Row course – next course starts 13 August 

Posted by Amanda Jones | July 26, 2016

The course will run from 10:00 to about 12:00 Saturday mornings for 6 weeks.  The course will be for both girls and boys aged 13 to 17.

The cost of the course is £50, you can book onto the course and pay using the below link, please select 13 August start date

https://www.upmysport.com/users/broxbournerowingclub

Please see our learn to row page for more details http://www.broxbournerowingclub.org/learn-to-row/

Junior Learn to Row course – starts 7 Nov at 11am

Posted by Amanda Jones | October 27, 2015

If you are between 12 and 18 (we run separate courses for juniors) we will be starting a new learn to row course starting 7 Nov until 12 Dec each session will run from 11am to 1pm, so please arrive for 11am, (parking may be difficult, there is additional parking across the river, less than 5 minute walk) and ask for Amanda Hosking.

The first weekend we will ask you to complete forms, pay by cheque or cash, talk about rowing, get you to practice in the gym, bank tub and take you for a short outing in a boat.

If you want your child to join the course please email your child’s name and age to secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org

Rowing is a water sport and you / your child must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in.  Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit.

The cost of the course is £50

 

For more details please see our Learn to Row page

Adult Learn to row course starts 10th/ 11th October 2015

Posted by Amanda Jones | October 6, 2015

The course will run from 9:30 to about 12:00 both Saturday and Sunday mornings for 8 weekends, you will learn much faster if you can attend on both days, but this is not required. The course will be for adults (18 and over). You must be able to swim. Please wear warm but flexible clothes e.g. tracksuit.

The cost of the course will be £130, or £85 if you are under 24 you can book onto the course and pay using the below links

 

Please read the additional information about rowing and our beginners course

http://www.broxbournerowingclub.org/learn-to-row/

 

Junior Learn to Row course – starting 13th June 2015

Posted by Amanda Jones | May 7, 2015

If you are between 12 and 18 we run separate courses for juniors, our next course will be starting on 13 June at 12 noon and will run for 8 weeks on Saturdays, the cost of the course £70.  The group will be particularly focused on getting girls to give rowing a go, so if your daughter is interested please get in touch and come along, boys are also welcome, support from parents is welcome.  If you are going attend please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org

Rowing is a water sport and you must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in.

 

Adults Learn to Row course – next course in Autumn 2015 more details to follow nearer the time 

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