New Rowing Members

Are you a new member at Warwick Boat Club?

Juniors:

Warwick Boat Club has a newly established Junior Section, running weekly sessions and regular training camps for young people aged 14-18. For further information, please refer to our Junior pages.

Adults (18+):

Our Learn-to-Row (LTR) courses attract many newcomers to the sport, and equip them with all the basic skills to scull or sweep-oar row safely. Courses last 4 weeks, with two sessions per week, and are designed to allow people to try the sport and decide if it suits them, without a massive initial outlay. Contact learn-to-row@warwickboatclub.co.uk for details. 

Adult LTR courses:

We are pleased to announce the dates for the next learn-to-row course. This will be run as a group of 12:

Dates: Mondays 6-7.30pm and Wednesdays 6-7.30pm, for 4 weeks, starting Monday 23rd August. 

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THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL.

Cost: £150 per person for 8 sessions.

Expectations: The course is open to all ages over 18, fitness levels and abilities, but please note we expect you to:

  • be able to swim
  • be able to fully squat (you will need this for getting in and out of a boat)
  • be able to look behind you (the boat move backwards, so this is to keep a look out for what's around you).
  • if there are any mobility issues or other medical conditions that may affect your rowing, please inform your coach and they will do their best to accommodate.

Future Course Dates: Please fill out this form to get on the mailing list, so we can alert you of any updates and future course dates.

Completed the LTR?

Once completed, athletes who join the club are then put into an Improvers group to allow them to hone their skills, and progress towards the status of a racing crew. The Improvers session on a Saturday morning is specifically tailored to bring more experienced rowers and new novices together to receive coaching, find new crew combinations, and transition to the senior squad.

Novice racers then progress through the established classifications of the sport based on their performances at regattas.

New and experienced coxes are particularly valued, and assisted in their development by experienced cox-coaches.

Coaches assist all club members whenever required.