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 Rowing ACT as a representative of each club and school within the ACT will not make any recommendations favouring any club or school.

  • ANU Boat Club

    ANU Boat Shed on Sullivans Creek, ANU Campus

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

    Date of LTR Program: Starts February & October
    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: $230 for ANU Students and ANU Sport Student Members, $250 for all other ANU Sport Members. Participants must be a member of ANU Sport – ANU Sport membership is an additional $130
    For more information view the Introduction to Rowing page.

  • Black Mountain Rowing Club

    Black Mountain Peninsula

    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

  • Capital Lakes Rowing Club

    Grevillia Park

    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

  • Canberra Rowing Club

    Yarralumla Bay

    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

  • Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club

    Greenway, ACT

    Host Club: Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club

    Number of LTR Programs Annually: 3

    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

  • School Learn to Row

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

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

To complete an expression of interest, please fill out the following form or contact a club directly. Please note that our ACT clubs are all run by volunteers and as such may be delayed in their response to your enquiry.


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.