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Why spend your time stuck in a gym when you can learn to row in a real boat?
Spend your time outdoors in the fresh air on a beautiful stretch of the river Thames instead.

Junior Beginners Rowing Course 

Our Junior Beginners Course takes place once a year, starting in early September.  Novice juniors should be aged 11-12 (school year 7-8).

The 2022 course is now full. It will start on Saturday 10 September and run until Saturday 8 October.

The course takes place in 3-hour sessions on five Saturdays, plus a capsize drill and  swim test in a pool. Training includes land-based exercises, boat handling and an introduction to rowing on the river. Juniors are expected to attend all sessions, and  parents/carers are encouraged to attend to help move boats and keep an eye on their juniors on the river. 

The course costs £200 and includes membership of the club until the end of December. The emphasis in the first year is learning technique and becoming proficient in all boats, especially the single. Please email the Junior Coordinator for details and an application form.

For more information see our Junior Squad page

 For more information, please contact me via email: juniors@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

Claire Grainger

Junior Squad Coordinator

Our adult learn to row courses are run by RowFit Ltd. 
If you would like to register interest in our next course, please contact us using the button below.

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Pete Kerswell-Jensen

RowFit Head Coach

Adult Beginners Rowing Course 

There are a variety of learn to row options available including private one-to-one and group session. More information on these options can be found on RowFit's dedicated webpage.


As an example group course run over 4 weeks. The course includes a membership at CORC for the duration of the course. This enables you to use the Club's other facilities such as the bar, gym and erg room, whilst on the course. The cost of the course is £250 in 2022.

Participants will need no previous knowledge of rowing, but should come prepared to take moderate exercise including some lifting. For safety reasons participants should ideally be able to swim 50 yards. Non-swimmers will be provided with lifejackets.

If you would like to register interest in our next course, please contact RowFit using the button opposite.