Adult Learn to Row

Registration for summer 2019 is now open!

If you have always wanted to row, this is the course for you!

  • No previous experience necessary
  • 18 years +
  • Lessons available either mornings or evenings, twice a week for four weeks or over 2 weekends
  • The program provides 12 hours of rowing instruction and ends with a BBQ and Regatta
  • Participants will learn rowing safety, rowing technique, coxswains commands, and boat handling

When is it?

  • Starts the week of June 3th and ends with a regatta on Saturday July 6, 2019.

Programs (there are 7 time slots to choose from):

  • Monday/Wednesday 6am to 7:30am
  • Monday/Wednesday 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Monday/Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6am to 7:30am
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm – CANCELLED
  • Saturday/Sunday June 15/16 and June 22/23, from 8am to 11am

How many people can sign up?
Spaces are limited by the number of seats in the boats and coaching availability. So sign ups are first come (i.e. paid), first served.

How fit do I have to be?
We welcome people 18 years or older and of all abilities and fitness levels.  You must be able to swim 30 metres. Some freedom of movement is required for getting into and out of the boat. Crews will also carry their boat to the water.

What do I wear?
Close fitting shorts (spandex bike-type shorts are ideal) or tights, and a t-shirt (with a sweatshirt or fleece if it is cold). Remember to wear/bring socks and a water bottle.

How do I keep rowing after Learn to Row?
Graduates can register for the Novice Program. Details will be discussed at the end of Learn to Row sessions.

Where is it? 
Guelph Rowing Club – Guelph Lake

If you have questions, please contact


  • Deadline Dates for Registration:  May 31
  • Registration fee: $315.  Refer to the Program Fees page for very important fee information.
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The GRC policy is that there will be no refunds of program fees. Under special circumstances, a program fee may be partially refunded.  This is based on provision of timely, officially documented medical  reasons, which cannot have pre-existed at the time of joining GRC. This  decision is solely at the discretion of the Board,  and subject to  deduction of fees committed on behalf of the registrant.