Learn to Row

How Do I Start Rowing?

First of all - don't worry if you think you may be too old, not fit enough, not big enough or not (something else) enough to start rowing. If you have got as far as this page in your search for a new sport, then we're here to encourage you on to the water.

Gloucester Rowing Club runs a number of beginners courses during the year. The courses consist of 12 sessions of 2 hours where our coaches will take you through the basics of rowing technique. When you complete the course, you will then be able to decide whether to take up the sport competitively and join one of the training squads or you might decide to concentrate on the more sociable aspects of recreational rowing.

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