Learn to Row

Learning to Row on Caldecotte Lake

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 cost of £150 includes two months' Development Squad membership from the end of your course, to get a fuller introduction to the club

We've finished our taster sessions and Learn to Row courses for this year, so the next opportunity to join one of these popular sessions will be early next year. Please keep visiting this page for updates or contact us.

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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