Learn to Row Programme (LTR)
A great place to begin rowing. This covers all the fundamentals and will help to iron out bad habits before you start! The Learn to Row Course is based on 4 sessions (detailed below) and the cost is £25 for Adults £10 for Juniors.
For 2018, we are piloting a different approach. LTR1 and LTR2 will run concurrently over one full (weekend) morning and are offered on dates scheduled by our Rowing Captains. LTR3 and LTR4 are also run concurrently over one morning, usually one week after LTR1/LTR2 have been completed.
LTR 1 – 1.5 hrs 75% land based 25% on pontoon/boat tied up teaching the basics of rowing stroke.
LTR 2 – 1 hr 100% water – no launch or retrieval – breaking rowing stroke down + safety.
LTR 3 – 1.5 hrs 50% land based/launching, 50% water with focus on developing rowing stroke learnt in session 2. Recap safety.
LTR 4 – 1.5 hrs 50% water with drills focusing on stroke rate, stroke power, ratio and blade depth, recap safety. 50% retrieving boat and returning to yard, stowing equipment etc.
To participate in our LTR course, and in line with British Rowing guidelines, you must be able to:
Swim 50 metres in gig rowing clothing
Tread water for 2 mins
Swim underwater for 5 metres