Interested in learning to Row?
Loughborough Boat Club offers learn to Row courses throughout the year.
LBC offers introductory courses for both junior and senior squads.
So whether you are wanting to start rowing or refresh your skills we will try and accommodate your needs.
For more information please contact the Membership Secretary who will assist with any questions or queries that you may have.
Click here to add your contact details to our waiting list so that we can contact you with the next Learn to Row Course.
Please note that during the Winter season courses are spaced out due to safety reasons. We are happy to add you to our waiting list and contact you when a space becomes available.
Our next water course will run next season/spring that includes 5 sessions (weekend and weekdays) to include; Water Safety, Watermanship, Rowing Technique, Teamwork and Personal Mentoring. So why not sign up and come and join us both on and off of the water.
Learn to Row or Cox
Rowing is an exhilarating yet technically demanding sport, which can be pursued in either a competitive or recreational way. It is an all-year-round sport and rowers can either be part of a crew and experience the ultimate in team activity, including being a coxswain, or enjoy the skills of single sculling. It has the obvious attraction of improving health, fitness, strength and stamina. Some regard the sport as a means of getting fit; others get fit to improve their performance.
Loughborough Boat Club welcomes all those who wish to learn to row. The only stipulation is that you are at least 12 years old, in good health and preferably can swim 50 metres in light clothing. The Club has British Rowing qualified coaches who can get you started and develop your skills.
Please complete an Application to ensure that we have your details to inform you of the next Learn to Row Course.
After completing a series of tater sessions, you will be invited to join the Club and start to develop the skills and techniques to become competent.
Generally the Club provides taster sessions in the spring, summer and autumn, when temperatures and weather are suitable, providing a flavour of the sport before you decide to join the Club and take up the sport.
There is always an interest in taking up rowing, particularly following the success of the GR rowers in the 2012 Olympics and with limited spaces the Club has a waiting list, which it endeavours to complete each year.
It is important therefore that you register your interest early in the learn-to-row sessions by completing the form. You will receive an acknowledgement and a month prior to your sessions starting, you will be asked to confirm your attendance by completing a temporary membership form, together with a non-returnable fee, which will be deducted from your membership subscription if you decide to continue and join the Club.
Furthermore, the club also offers a range of safety courses such as Capsize Drills to ensure that all members are proficient in their boat skills and competencies.