Our Recreational Rowing membership is open to all, including those wanting to learn to row and right through to rowers with many years of experience, but maybe not the knees for competitive club rowing! We only require you to be able to swim 50 metres and tread water for 2 minutes in light clothing.
Rowing delivers excellent outdoors exercise, contributing to both the physical and mental health of its participants…probably the best all round exercise you can get whilst sitting down! We row in all weathers all the year round, except when our coaches deem conditions on the Tarn to be too rough, when we may do some indoor training in the fully equipped club gym at the back of our boathouse.
If you are unsure that rowing is for you, we offer temporary club membership so that you can try it out. Complete our temporary membership form and pay just £5 per session that you attend. You can also sign up for one of the more comprehensive Learn to Row Courses held by the club. Find out more by using the “Contact” facility above.
Recreational Rowing members aim to row to the best of their ability, starting in slow stable boats and progressing through to fast fine boats if they want to, whilst engaging in the social camaraderie that comes with rowing in crews of two or four, as well as individually. At the end of our rowing sessions, on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.00 to 4.00pm, tea and cake are more likely to be consumed rather than a “warm down” session in the club gym!
Our Recreational Rowing membership embraces a wide range of rowing abilities and experience. Some have learnt to row as recreational members whilst others, in particular our coaches, have several decades of experience in rowing for the club. Our coaches are British Rowing qualified and provide informal rowing tuition, both individually and in groups, at a pace which suits the individual member.
We also like to establish and maintain links with the recreational rowing sections of the other rowing clubs and take part in the Sunday League competition hosted by rowing clubs throughout the northern region.
If this appeals to you, then visit the club boathouse and have a chat with us at around 1.00pm on a Monday or Thursday, before we get onto the water!