Maidenhead Rowing Club run a series of adult(18+) Learn To Row courses aimed at those who have never rowed before and fancy giving it a go.
The courses are run by experienced coaches and several are British Rowing accredited.
Each course comprises 8 x 2 hour sessions held at the Club on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 8.30pm
* Introduction evening: Your first visit to the club will be an introduction to the sport of rowing and to the club, outlining how it is run and the facilities on offer. This session will start at 6.30pm at the Maidenhead Rowing Club and will give you the opportunity to get to know the coaches and your fellow course attendees. Please come changed in sports kit, as there will be an introduction to technique followed by a short spin on the river.
* The Course: We will teach you the basics of sculling (an oar in each hand) and sweep oar rowing (1 oar for both hands) to a determined level in wide and stable boats.Depending on river conditions you will also be able to go out in a single scull. We aim to start each session promptly at 6.30pm to make the most of the light, but understand if you are a little late due to traffic or having to work late.
* Post Learn To Row: At the end of the course, full membership may be offered to join the adult recreational squad. Further coaching and supervised outings will be available with the opportunity of progressing, should you wish, to competitive rowing subject to meeting appropriate competitive squad criteria.
* How to Apply: The cost of the course is £158.00 per person which includes membership of the Club for the duration of the course. You also get 3 months registration in British Rowing with one edition of their magazine "Regatta and Rowing". £75 of the L2R fee is then able to be offset against full Club membership for the remainder of the first year.
See the attached application form and post the completed form to the address provided together with a cheque for £158.00 made payable to the "Maidenhead Rowing Club". Write your full name, telephone number, email address and your first and second preferred courses (A, B or C) on the back of the cheque.
We shall be running three courses in 2012 on the following dates:
Course A: 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 April and 2, 9 & 14 May . Course fully booked!
Course B: 23, 28 & 30 May and 6, 11, 13, 18 & 20 June (This course is reserved for those Under 35 years).
Course C: 27 June and 2,4,9, 11, 16,18 and 23 July.
Please note that although you are very unlikely to get wet, you must be able to swim at least 50 meters in light clothing to undertake this course.
On receipt of your Application Form, cheque, and preferred course details we shall confirm your place on the Learn to Row Course.
Maidenhead Rowing Club is one of the major rowing clubs in the country to hold British Rowing accreditation as a Learn to Row Centre. Our courses get booked up pretty quickly - so apply now to avoid disappointment!
For all enquiries regarding adult learn2row courses, please email John Stafford at: firstname.lastname@example.org