Junior Learn to Row

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Go Row at Warrington Rowing Club!  Learn the skills you need to progress rapidly to regional and national competitions! Make great friends with whom to share these exciting experiences!  Be a part of a club with members actively excelling in the GB National Squad!

What will I do?

The course runs for 3 months from the start of June, with typically 1-2 water sessions and 1 gym session each week, up to the end of the summer holidays.

You will learn basic technique on an indoor rowing machine, and further develop your skills out on the water in one of our many modern racing boats, under the guidance of our expert coaches!  You will further hone your skills and fitness in the gym, where you will take part in circuit training and rowing machine exercises.

You will also receive the Go Row handbook and logbook, containing lots of useful information.  It also outlines the Go Row 1, 2 and 3 awards, with space for you to tick off each skill you learn, and a place for your coach to sign.

  • Learn about safety, both on and off the water.
  • Be able to identify boats and equipment that you will be using.
  • Know what clothing to wear.
  • Learn the correct rowing technique.
  • Get very fit!

How much will it cost?

Just £100 including course-handbook!

Who can attend?

Anyone currently in school years 7 to 10 is welcome! (i.e. you will be entering years 8 to 11 in September 2018)

Those in year 7 will have a natural route into our junior squads.

Those in years 8 and above will be considered for assignment to an existing junior squad for them to subsequently train with.  Due to the extremely high standard of our older squads, it becomes more difficult to enter these squads the later you leave learning to row. We will however always try to accommodate you where possible.

You must already be able to swim at least 50 meters in light sports clothing, tread water for at least 2 minutes, swim under water for 5 meters, and be in good general health.

How do I apply?

Simply ask a parent / guardian to email warrington-juniorlearntotorow@outlook.com ASAP with your name and current school year.  We will acknowledge your interest and contact you with information when a place becomes available!

Places are limited so please do contact us ASAP to avoid disappointment.  Many thanks for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you!