Learn to Row April 2024


Sun 21 Apr 2024 10:00 — Sun 09 Jun 2024 12:00

Event information

This event is sold out.

Learn to Row at Glebe Rowing Club

The Learn to Row (LTR) course at Glebe Rowing Club is a great way to get out on the water and get some experience in this great sport. Rowing is an excellent cardiovascular workout for everyone.

What is included?

We offer a 8 session course to introduce you to sculling and sweep (1 oar) rowing. In the first couple of sessions, you will learn the basic rowing techniques on an indoor rowing machine, as well as, becoming familiar with our rowing shed and rowing boats. In further sessions you will be rowing on the beautiful Blackwattle Bay (unless the weather won’t allow doing so). You will join a team of 8 other learners and step by step we will teach you how to row. The course is run by one of our experienced club coaches and a small number of volunteers (experienced rowers). They will help you through the course, keep you safe and dry and help you build together as a team. 

What will you learn?

At the end of the LTR course you will have been:

  • introduced to a range of rowing terms and be familiar with the different classes of boats
  • instructed in correct rowing technique for sculling and sweep that you can use on land (rowing machines) and on the water
  • instructed in how to row and gain practical experience of rowing on the water, and
  • you will also receive a comprehensive rowing manual that is yours to keep.


Course participants must be aged 18 years or over. 

Days and times

The courses run for approximately 2 hours:

Priority will be given to individuals who have been a part of our land training program or are on our LtR wait-list (~55 people). If you have any questions please email ltr@gleberowingclub.org.au.

LTR July '24 - Sunday
21 April 10 am - 12 pm
28 April 10 am - 12 pm
5 May 10 am - 12 pm
12 May 10 am - 12 pm
19 May 10 am - 12 pm
26 May 10 am - 12 pm
2 June 10 am - 12 pm
9 June 10 am - 12 pm


$650 for the 8-week course.


Rowing is a demanding sport, physically and mentally, it is, therefore, necessary to place some restrictions on participants. All applicants must be healthy and fit and be able to swim 100 meters unassisted.

While we try to accept all applicants for the Learn to Row program, the Club reserves the right to refuse participation in the course, for example, participation may have adverse health consequences for the applicant.


Our Club procedures are based on Rowing NSW Guidelines. Links to NSW Health COVID-19 rules, Public Health Orders and COVID-19 Boating updates are on the Rowing NSW COVID-19 information page.

We rely on you to comply with public health orders and we may be required to check your proof of vaccination. What you can do will depend on your vaccination status. We recommend you get your vaccination status linked to your phone.

How to book

Each course is limited to a maximum number of 8 participants.

We will only confirm applications when they have been paid in full.