Fancy trying something new? My daughter tried rowing for the first time at Marlow Rowing Club and loved it so much she’s now taken up the sport and joined the club. Here’s what she thought of the Learn to Row course.

The Marlow Learn to Row camp is very fun and inclusive. The camp was 2 hours per day for 4 days, you will start at the very beginning and work your way through the skills and techniques. You go in singles, doubles and quads and learn how to control the boats. As well as going on the river you also go in the gym doing work on the ergo (rowing machine). 

I went in the May half term with one of my friends. On the first day we started on the ergo to learn the right technique and then moved onto the river. I was in a single that had floats to ensure I would not fall in. At the end of the week we did a fun race where we were doing relays on the ergo, standing and turning around in the boats and a slalom race. It was all really fun and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to try it.

Learn to Row courses are very popular and run during the school holidays. The club run Junior and Adult learn to row courses and also learn to cox courses. See website for more details.