Learn to Row

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This page has been established as a guide for those who have either never rowed or who have recently relocated to Canberra and wish to join a rowing program within the ACT. Learn to row programs are designed to teach those who have never rowed the basic skills involved with rowing. After completion participants may choose to take up sport further by becoming a member of an affiliated club and registering as a competitor Rowing ACT.

Participants are encouraged to contact clubs directly for information on learn to row programs and membership.

This list is open to any rowing program offered in the ACT on application. Rowing ACT reserves the right to accept or reject entries without giving reasons. Rowing ACT does not charge a fee to list these services here and does not accept a fee for contacts made. Rowing ACT makes no guarantees as to the suitability of programs listed here and it has no liability for services that may or may not be provided. Furthermore RowingACT as a representative of each club and school within the ACT will not make any recommendations favouring any club or school.

Host Club: Australian National University Boat Club
Website: www.anuboatclub.org
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Two (February & October)
Contact: Introduction to Rowing Coordinator
Email: treasurer@anuboatclub.org 

Date of LTR Program: Starts February & September
Venue: ANU Boat Shed on Sullivans Creek, ANU Campus
Time of Session: 1.5 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 8 sessions, each 1.5 hours
Cost of Program: $175 (ANU Students & ANU Sport Members), $295 all others
For more information view the Introduction to Rowing page.

Host Club: Black Mountain Rowing Club
Website: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/bmrc/home/
Number of LTR Programs Annually: 1
Contact: Learn to Row Coordinator
Email: ltr@bmrc.org.au
Date of LTR Program: Starts September or October
Number of Sessions per Program: 10 sessions over 5 weeks (Sunday at 8.00, weekdays at 6.00)
Number of Participants per Program: 8-10
Venue: BMRC, Black Mountain Peninsula
Cost of Program: $550
For more information view the Learn to Row page

Host Club: Canberra Rowing Club
Website: canberrarowingclub.org.au
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Run throughout the year
Contact: Row Coordinator
Email: admin@canberrarowingclub.org.au

Venue: Canberra Rowing Club, Yarralumla Bay
Time of Session: Sunday Mornings
Number of Sessions per Program: 
Cost of Program: $15/session
For more information and to register, view the Learn to Row page

Host Club: Capital Lakes Rowing Club
Website: https://revolutionise.com.au/CLRC/
Number of LTR Programs Annually: Continuous
Contact: Learn to Row Coordinator
Email: capitallakes@gmail.com

Date of LTR Program: Upon request
Venue: CLRC, Kingston Boat Harbour
Time of Session: Sundays, 2 hours
Number of Sessions per Program: 6
Cost of Program: $250
For more information view the Learn to Row page

Host Club: Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club

Number of LTR Programs Annually: 3
Email: learntorow@rowingattuggeranong.org.au

Date of LTR Program: 15 October – 8 November; 19 November – 12 December
Venue: LTRC, Cowlishaw Street, Greenway, ACT
Time of Session: 6-8pm Tuesday and Thursday
Number of Sessions per Program: 8
Cost of Program: $240
For more information view the Learn to Row page

The following schools currently have rowing programs available to their students. For information contact each school directly.

Canberra Grammar School 
Canberra Girls Grammar School 
Daramalan College 
Marist College 
Radford College


Riggers is a Rowing Australia program designed to introduce school students to the sport of Rowing by learning to row on ergometers. It has so far been delivered at 3 ACT schools, with positive feedback from students and teachers.

Details can be found here.

If your school would like to be involved in the program, please contact Ron Batt at RBatt@rowingaustralia.com.au.