Marlow Rowing Club are offering several Learn to Row and Development Camps during school holidays for all those interested in taking up this great sport.


Beginner/Novice Learn to Row Camp

When does it run?

The course runs from Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Friday (after a bank holiday) from 1pm to 5pm each day, except Friday when it finishes at around 3.30pm. You should arrive at 12:45pm to be ready to start.

8th April to 12th April – Five days
15th April to 18th April – Four days
28th May to 31st May – Four days
22nd July to 26th July – Five days
29th July to 2nd August – Five days

Who can apply?

We welcome all beginners and novices from age 12-18 (year 7 and above).

What to expect:

The Beginner/Novice course will cover basic water and boat safety, boat-handling skills, basic sculling technique and further development of existing sculling skills for those who have already had a taster.
Participants will have two sessions on the water each day (weather dependent), with further activities in the gym. The emphasis is on fun and participation in crew activities. We will also include land-based fitness training for rowing, basic ergo technique and flexibility.


The skills taught are progressive so we recommend that participants attend all the sessions, which will lead up to a fun competition on the last day. The courses are led by our experienced and enthusiastic British Rowing qualified coaches.

What to bring:

You must be suitably clothed for outdoors, with the likelihood of getting wet. We recommend shorts, leggings, warm socks, t-shirts, long-sleeved tops and a warm outer layer. Clothing should be close-fitting and not have pockets at the front. Several thin layers are best. Bring a hat if cold or a cap for sun protection. You will need to bring at least two changes of dry clothing and a towel. Changing rooms with showers are available.
All participants should bring lunch, a refillable water bottle and additional snacks to keep them fuelled during the day. Juniors will be supervised at the club throughout the day and will not be permitted to leave the site.


Further rowing:

Those who are interested in joining the Marlow Junior squad in September will be offered advice on the next steps at the end of the course. Places in our development or competitive squads may be offered, subject to availability.

How much does it cost?

£300 for 5 day course (Monday - Friday) £240 for 4 day course (Tuesday - Friday)

How to book:

Please complete the online registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2019jltr

Any Questions: 

Please email Mike at jltr@marlowrowingclub.org.uk