We are keen to teach every adult who is interested in rowing at Marlow. We welcome all ages, male and female, and all levels of interest, from serious athletes who wish to row competitively, to those who simply want to enjoy the pleasures of rowing along our beautiful stretch of the river.  

1 October 2020: our adult learn to row programme is now closed for this year. If you would like us to add you to the waiting list for next year please complete a registration form using the link at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you in the spring.

There are two ways to learn to row:

Crew Sculling Course

This is the perfect way to learn if you have not rowed before or have little experience of water-based sports.  Not only do you get to learn the core rowing techniques, but you have the benefit of doing so alongside other people.  Under this option, you learn in a crew of four people sculling with two oars each (a quad).  You will receive a mixture of land- and water-based coaching sessions from a dedicated coach.  At the end of these sessions, our aim is that you will be fully capable of rowing in a quad to the standard required to progress to our Improvers group.  The fee for this course of two land-based sessions and six 2-hour water sessions is £200, which also includes temporary membership of our gym.

Single Sculling Course

This is a great way to learn if you already have some rowing experience or are fully confident on the water.  You will receive ten 1:1 sessions with a dedicated and fully-qualified coach to learn to row in a single scull with two oars. The aim is to ensure you learn the right techniques to get the best out of your rowing and that you are competent to row in a single scull by yourself.  This is judged in an assessment at the end of the programme.  Further lessons can be provided if it is felt you need more experience before taking the assessment.  Once you have passed the assessment, you will be able to row in a single scull or with others in a double or quad in normal weather conditions.  The fee for this course is £400 for ten 1-hour 1:1 sessions, which also includes temporary gym membership.

Following successful completion of either course, we would be delighted to  discuss with you the options for joining one of the various rowing groups and squads within the club so that you can continue to enjoy the sport and develop your skills further. 


Sign up here

The next step for either course is to sign up here with your availability and we will get back to you as soon as possible.