Learn to Row Programs

A number of clubs offer "Learn to Row" programs. 

These programs are designed to teach those who've never rowed before the basic skills involved with rowing.  After completion, participants can then choose to take on the sport further by becoming a member of an affiliated club and registering as a competitor with Rowing NSW.

The available programs are listed below. Please contact the relevant club directly.



Host Club: Armidale Rowing Club, Armidale NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 3
Contact: Cathryn - Club Secretary
Email: LearnToRow@armidale-rowing.org.au
Phone: 0458 753 875
Website: http://armidale-rowing.org.au/learn-to-row.html

Dates of LTR Programs: 17th November, 25th January (TBC)

Venue: Malpas Dam, Black Mountain (between Armidale and Guyra)
Time of Session: Saturday/Sunday - 8:30am
Number of Sessions per Program: 7
Cost of Program: $140



Host Club: Balmain Rowing Club, Balmain NSW

Balmain Rowing Club welcomes inquiries from beginner and experienced athletes alike. To get in touch, please visit our website (http://www.balmainrowingclub.com) and click on "Learn to Row".


 

Host Club: Brisbane Water Rowing Club, Gosford NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Libby Robertson
Phone: 0416 123 004
Email: brisbanewaterrowing@gmail.com
Website: www.freewebs.com/bwrc

Dates: Saturday 12 December 2015
Venue: Brisbane Water Rowing Club, behind Gosford Olympic Swimming Pool, 42 Masons Parade, Gosford
Time of Session: 8:30am
Number of Sessions per Program: 1
Cost of Program: $20



Host Club: Central Coast Rowing Club, Davistown, Gosford NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Leone Norman
Phone: 0408 970 385
Email:
centralcoastrowingclub@bigpond.com
Website: www.freewebs.com/centralcoastrowingclub

Date of LTR Program: 1st April to 30th August
Venue: Central Coast Rowing Club – c/- Davistown RSL, 19 Murna Road, Davistown
Time of Session: Saturday/Sunday – Time to be advised as we row by the tide
Number of Sessions per Program: 3
Cost of Program: $45 (inc insurance)

Accredited coaches.


 

Host Club: Drummoyne Rowing Club, Drummoyne NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuously over the Summer
Contact: Kathleen Hextall
Phone: 0477 222 474
Email: rowing.drc@gmail.com

Website: www.drummoynerowingclub.com 

Date of LTR Program: September through to March 
Venue: Drummoyne Rowing Club, Drummoyne NSW
Time of Session: Each session will be organised with the club
Number of Sessions per Program: Variable depending on what program you enter into
Cost Per Session of a Program: $35 (inc insurance)
Please see here for more program information

 



Host Club: Endeavour Rowing Club; Morpeth NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 12 monthly programs plus school sessions
Contact: Jill Carlstrom
Phone: 02 4965 5546
Email:
jillc@exemail.com.au

Date of LTR Program 1: 1st Sunday of each month
Venue: Endeavour Rowing Club
Time of Session: 7am - 9am
Number of Sessions per Program: 4
Cost of Program: $44.00

Date of LTR Program 2: School Sport Tuesday (during school term)
Venue: Endeavour Rowing Club
Time of Session: 1pm - 2.30pm
Number of Sessions per Program: school term
Cost of Program: School outlay cost per annum



Host Club: Glebe Rowing Club; Glebe NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous
Contact:
Phone:
Email: 
info@gleberowingclub.org.au

Date of LTR Program: 29th January 2012 & 10 March 2012
Venue: Glebe Rowing Club
Time of Session: 2 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 6 (adults & juniors)
Cost of Program: $250
For more information: Click 
here 



Host Club: Iluka Rowing & Aquatic Club Inc, Charlie Ryan Park, Iluka NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: continuous
Contact: Gayle Armour
Website:
www.ilukarowing.com.au


 
Host Club: Leichhardt Rowing Club; Leichhardt NSW
Number of LTR Programmes Annually: 2
Contact: Steven Duff
Email: 
captain@lrc.com.au  

Date of LTR Programme: March
Orientation 7/08/16 - 8.30am to 10.30am
On Water 13/8, 14/8, 21/8, 27/8, 29/8 and 3/9 - all 8.30am to 10.30am
Finishing with a regatta on Sunday 4th September at SIRC
Cost: $400 adults and $250 students. Minimum age 14
For more information:
http://lrc.com.au/about/participation/learn-to-row/ 


 
Host Club: Lower Clarence Amateur Rowing Club; Maclean NSW

Details: Number of Learn to Row programmes run throughout the year for all ages
Contact: Clare Millist
Email: claremillist@hotmail.com



Host Club: Macquarie University Rowing; Tambourine Bay Boat Shed, Lane Cove River
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 2
Contact: Luke Cevolani
Email:
luke.cevolani@mq.edu.au
Website:
https://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/sport_and_recreation/sport_programs/learn_courses/

Venue: Macquarie University Boat Shed, Burns Bay Road
Start Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Course Dates: August 20 - September 17 (5 weeks)
Time of Session: 7.30am - 10.00am
Cost of Program: MUSAC member/MQU students $170, non-members $220



Host Club: Manning River Rowing Club; Taree NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Phil Walters
Phone: 02 6552 1272
Email:

Date of LTR Program: Sept - Oct annually
Venue: Manning River Rowing Club
Time of Session: 7am - 9am
Days of Sessions: Saturday and Sunday
Cost of Program: $5o per season


 
Host Club: Mosman Rowing Club; Pearl Bay (Middle Harbour, west side)
LTR novice & intermediate
Contact: learntorow@mosmanrowing.com
Programs per year: 4, during public school terms
Program Sessions: Saturday & Sunday mornings, one session per week x 8 weeks
Quad sculls & eights
Cost of Program: $400 first 2 terms, $350 thereafter
Apply via MRC website (http://www.mosmanrowing.com/index.php/ltr)


 
Host Club: Murwillumbah Rowing Club; Murwillumbah NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: continuous
Contact: Jenny Capper
Phone: 02 6672 3456
Email:

Date of LTR Program: Every Saturday morning & Wednesday afternoon for 4 weeks
Venue: Murwillumbah Rowing Club
Time of Session: 6.30am Sat / 4.30pm Wed
Number of Sessions per Program: 2 sessions per week (Sat AM & Wed PM) for 4 weeks
Cost of Program: $50 for 4 week program



Host Club: Newcastle University Rowing Club; Newcastle NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Merran Holmes
Phone: 0413 296 986
Email:
http://nubc.info/

Date of LTR Program: March - June
Venue: Newcastle Uni Boat Club, Duckenfield Rd Berry Park
Time of Session: Saturday AM
Number of Sessions per Program: Saturday mornings for 3 months, but take novices all year round
Cost of Program: $60



Host Club: North Shore Rowing Club; Longueville NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 3 to 4
Contact: John James
Email:
Website:
http://www.northshorerowing.org.au/

Date of LTR Program:
Venue: North Shore Rowing Club, 1 Mary St Longueville
Time of Session: 8.30am - 11.00am
Number of Sessions per Program: 6 x Sunday mornings
Cost of Program: $220 per person



Host Club: Penrith Rowing Club; Penrith, NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 6
Contact: Fiona Toose
Phone: 0408 699 131
Email:
penrithrowing@gmail.com

Date of LTR Program: Bookings are essential
Venue: Penrith Rowing Club, Nepean River, Schools Boatshed, Bruce Neale Drive, Penrith
Time of Session: Saturdays for 2.5 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 5
Cost of Program: $150

Gift certificates available.

School holiday Learn to Row also available for childern 12yrs and over.



Host Club: Port Macquarie Rowing Club; Port Macquarie, NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Club Secretary
Email:
portrowing@gmail.com
Website:
www.portmacquarierowingclub.com.au

Date of LTR Program: November
Venue: Port Macquarie Rowing Club, Hibbard Drive
Time of Session:
Number of Sessions per Program: 6 weeks
Cost of Program:



Host Club: Shellharbour City Rowing Club; Oak Flats, NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Linda Knox
Email:
shellharbourcityrowing@gmail.com

Date of LTR Program: Last week in May
Venue: Illawarra Rowing Centre, Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong
Time of Session: 7.30am, Saturdays and Sundays
Number of Sessions per Program: 7 (6 on-water sessions)
Cost of Program: $150



Host Club: Shoalhaven Rowing Club; Nowra NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous
Contact: Katrina
Phone: 0428 277 728
Email:
rowing@shoalhavenrowing.com

Shoalhaven Rowing conducts learn to row programs during September - Nov/Dec - Feb/Mar and May. Each program runs for five consecutive Saturdays.

 

Start 07.30 and conclude at approx 10.00 am. Each program will be preceded by a “Come & Try” session conducted approx. two weeks prior. 

For further details contact Katrina.

www.shoalhavenrowing.com



Host Club: St George Rowing Club, Wolli Creek
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Ongoing
Contact: Diana Bridgford
Phone: 02 9959 1932
Email: dianab@rowersoncooksriver.com.au

Date of LTR: Ongoing
Venue: Rowers on Cooks River, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek, 2205
Time of Session: Juniors - 5:30-7:30am Tuesday/Friday
Adults - 5:30-7:30am Monday Wednesday, Tuesday 9:30-11:30am/Sunday 2:30-4:30pm
Number of sessions per program: 8 sessions (2 per week/4 weeks)
Cost: Adults $262 / Juniors $157 (under 18)

Website: http://rowersoncooksriver.com.au/learntorow/



Host Club: St Ignatius College; Riverview NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Pat Brownrigg
Phone: 0421 009 944

Date of LTR Program: May annually
Venue: St Ignatius College Boat Shed
Time of Session: 1.5hrs - 2hrs
Number of Sessions per Program: 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks
Cost of Program: $330



Host Club: St Joseph's College; Hunters Hill NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Damien Mitchelmore
Email:
dmitchelmore@joeys.org

Date of LTR Program: June annually
Venue: St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Time of Session: TBA
Number of Sessions per Program: TBA
Cost of Program: TBA



Host Club: Sydney University Boat Club Masters; Glebe, NSW
Masters Learn to Row course:
Saturdays 6:45-9:00am, commencing Saturday September 17 - October 22 (1 Saturday Session per week for 6 weeks)
Venue: Sydney University Rowing Shed, 1 Ferry Road, Glebe
Cost: $250 + SUSF Membership ($65)
Contact: Jo Pollett
Email: jopol@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0414 554 098



Host Club: Sydney Women's MLC Rowing Club; Abbotsford, NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: varied
Contact:
http://sydneywomensrowingclub.weebly.com/learn-to-row.html



Host Club: Tweed Heads Rowing Club; Tweed Heads NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: continous
Contact: Club Captain
Website:
www.tweedrowing.com.au



Host Club: University of NSW Rowing Club; Gladesville NSW
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 3
Email: unswrowing@gmail.com

Website: http://www.rowing.unsw.edu.au/l2r.shtml
Time of Session: 9am - 12pm Sundays
Number of Sessions per Program: 3 + 4 weeks of Novice Squad coaching (2 sessions/week)
Cost of Program: $70 for students, staff & concession, $200 general public

Dates:
Course 1:  Sunday 28/02/16, 06/03/16, 13/03/16
Course 2:  Sunday 10/04/16, 17/04/16, 24/04/16
Course 3:  Sunday 31/07/16, 07/08/16, 14/08/16

 

 

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