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 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 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 – Next course starts 7th & 8th October

Our next adult introduction to rowing course will start on 7th October and will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 (except the first two weekends when the sessions will run longer to 12:30) on both Saturday and Sunday mornings until 26th November. The cost of the course is £130, or £85 if you are aged 18 – 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.

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 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 is an introduction and will hopefully 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.

The course will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 (except the first two weekends when the sessions will run later to 12:30) 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

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 

Successful Rowing Open Day

Posted by Amanda Jones | October 28, 2014

We had a successful open day at the rowing club, with people that had rowed before and those new to rowing.  Our learn to row course is now underway for those that are new to rowing, if you are interested in learning to row we plan to run our next course next year, please keep an eye on our website for more details.

If you have rowed or coxed before you are welcome to join the club at any time please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org with your experience and what you want to do and we will arrange to get you out in a boat.

Learn to row at Broxbourne Rowing Club – May 2014

Posted by Amanda Jones | April 3, 2014

We have just started our latest adults learn to row course, if you are interested in learning to row we will probably run another course in the Autumn please drop us an email and check our website at the end of Summer.  Please see our Learn to row page

Learn to Row at Broxbourne, October 2013

Posted by Amanda Jones | August 24, 2013

We plan to run a rowing course for complete beginners starting on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October.

If you are interested in doing our introduction to rowing we would like you to come to the club on Saturday the 12th or Sunday the 13th of October at 10.00.

Please see the details on our Learn to row page

Learn to Row at Broxbourne, 2013

Posted by Chris Moody | February 13, 2013

We plan to run a rowing course for complete beginners starting on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of March.

The course will run from 9.30 to about 12.00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings. You will learn much faster if you can practice on both days. The course will last for 3 months.

At the end of the 3 months, if you want to progress to racing, we will continue to coach you, but we will expect time and training commitments from you.

If you are interested in doing our introduction to rowing we would like you to come to the club on Saturday the 16th or Sunday the 24th at 10.00. Ask for Hugo, Leslie or me and we will show you round the club and talk a bit about rowing. If you decide to do the course we will give you a couple of forms to fill in and tell you how much the course will cost.

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

Chris Moody

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