Learn to Row

Learning to Row on Caldecotte Lake Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our LTR courses over the last year have been severely affected but we have successfully completed our first trial course of the year! We will be continuing with regular courses throughout the spring and summer, currently with a smaller number of participants, a condensed 6 session format, and concentrating on single person boats to limit boat sharing and groups size.

Because of the disruption there is now quite a long waiting list, but if you are interested in learning to row and would like to be updated when we have availability, please do get in touch either by email or by filling in the form below

Learn to Row course information

Throughout the year we run 'Taster' sessions and 'Learn-To-Row' courses. These are aimed at newcomers to the sport or for those who have rowed before (perhaps at University) and want a refresher.

The 'Taster' sessions provide a 2-hour basic introduction to rowing and sculling. Each session covers some basic indoor coaching on the rowing machines before transferring that basic coaching out on the lake, in stable boats.

The cost of a taster session is £10 and they are open to adults (16+) who can swim 100m and are in reasonable health.

The 'Learn to Row' course follows on from the 'Taster' session and takes you through the initial steps, including familiarisation with boats and rowing terminology (for those who have not rowed before) and then into water based training. The course consists of eight sessions and covers both sculling and rowing, with plenty of water based sessions in stable training boats. The course should lead to you being confident and capable to row in a coxed four by the end of the course.

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Rowed before?

If you have rowed before and are looking to get back into the sport, or want to change clubs for any reason, we also offer taster memberships or pro-rata annual fees. If you'd like to know more, drop us a line at membership@mkrowing.org.

If you row currently at University or College and want to carry on during the vacations, we also offer a Student Away membership at reduced rates. Again, just drop us a line to find out more or see our membership page for details.

Sign up to hear about the next Learn to Row course

Please fill in the form below and then click on [Send] to be added to our waiting list, to get updates on the next Taster session and LTR course. If you would like to let us know a little bit about yourself (for example, other sports and hobbies), what has attracted you to find out about rowing, and how you heard about Milton Keynes Rowing Club, that would be very helpful.
Access to personal data:

MKRC makes every attempt to comply with General Data Protection Regulations and to minimise the number of Officers who have access to personal data. Details provided on this form will be provided to the Learn to Row Co-ordinator and Captains only. On becoming a member, any data from the form will be shared with the Committee, the Membership Secretary and the Safety Officer.

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