L2R crews race under the bridges at Elizabeth Quay on their last lesson

Every year we welcome new members who have never rowed before and guide them through a structured beginners program to learn how to row! 

In 2024, UWABC will hold regular 6 week courses throughout the year in hope to introduce as many people to our incredible sport as possible. If you have never rowed or rowed in the distant past and want a refresher then this course is also perfect for you!

Upon completion of your first course, UWABC will endeavour to run a intermediate course for those interested in continuing to develop their rowing stroke and potentially train in our competitive squads.

All beginner courses will run on Sunday mornings (07:00am-09:00am) and cost $300 per person.

Intermediate courses will be organised through participants of the beginners course arranged at a time and day that best suits.


Details, dates and registration for courses can be found HERE

To be notified of our next learn to row program in 2024 email Bianca


Disclaimer: You need to be over 16 years of age and be able to swim 100m. You also 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.  Aerobic fitness (or lack of it) is not an issue for the beginner course.

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

Details of future courses will be found here.

Questions? Email Bianca, we would love to hear from you!

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

Photo Credit: Andrew O’Connor ABC News