Learn to Row



Kingston Rowing Club The Boat House Lower Ham Rd Kingston upon Thames KT2 5AU, External

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What To Expect

These courses are aimed at those with no previous rowing experience. We will cover all the basics of rowing, including:

  • Introduction to the Boathouse

  • Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine or "ergo"

  • Introduction to the equipment used - parts of the boat and oars

  • How to get into and out of the boat

  • Water safety / confidence drills / capsize drill

  • Building rowing strokes in the boat on the water

  • Rowing in time together as a whole crew

  • Fine tuning blade work, power application, balance and teamwork


    Kingston University Students

    There will be a course specifically for current Kingston University students to prepare for the start of season in September. Thanks to a generous subsidy from Kingston University, we are able to offer this course for £10 per person. To register, please fill out this form.