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“It’s such a good feeling when you glide across the water… and also… there are dolphins!”

Those are the words that hooked me into rowing so be warned, rowing can be addictive.

The UWA Boat Club runs several Community Learn to Row courses every year for you to come along and try out our great sport.

Many of the rowers pictured in the photo above came through our L2R program and some have represented the state in Masters events, other L2R graduates go on to be social rowers at the club.

While at the beginner level aerobic fitness is not required you do need to be able to lift a boat overhead (as part of a crew) and your body needs to be flexible enough to compress up during the stroke.  It’s a good idea to do some stretching before and after every session.

We reserve the right to assess and refuse applicants for the sake of their own safety and welfare, and that of others.

Our first community learn to row course starts on March 11 and runs for 5 weeks until April 15.  Please note we will take a break on the Easter weekend.  Register here.

If you are at University, or keen to race, registrations for the 2018 season open on the 25 February.


learn to rowers under a rainbow

Week 3 of our first course this year and we found a rainbow… of course that does mean it rained!

Yes, there really are dolphins.

Two dolphins in front of the city of Perth on a foggy day

Photo Credit: Andrew O’Connor ABC News