The sport of rowing, however, is very popular – particularly after the recent successes with Team GB in the Olympics. This means that we are only able to offer limited number of spaces each year for interested parties, and we operate a waiting list for anyone interested to learn to row.
We normally try to run an adult beginners course each September. The next available course however will be in 2019. The course lasts 6 weeks and will give participants an understanding of the basic rowing technique as well as understanding important safety and information regarding rowing equipment. All participants will spend time in boats learning the basics of rowing. If you are interested please leave an inquiry on the club website and we can add you to the list of interested parties. Book your place on the course early as places fill quickly – applications will start in June. All participants must be competent swimmers and over 18 years of age.
If you are under 18, we do run beginners courses for juniors, which are very popular and we maintain a waiting list for interested children. A Junior Beginner course is run each September for children starting Years 7 and 8 (1st and 2nd form) at school. Again these courses enable participants to learn the basics of rowing as well as essential safety and other general information regarding the sport of rowing and the equipment used in rowing. Our courses this year are now all full and we are operating waiting lists. If you are interested to join the waiting lists please send details including full name, age, school attended, so we can include you on the list.
Adaptive rowing is rowing for people with a disability and is about removing barriers to participation in the sport for anyone who has a physical, sensory or learning impairment. Under careful supervision we can access individuals to determine if we can support them by means of specially adapted boats to learn to row. Members who first learnt to row at Guildford have gone on to represent their country in the Paralympics and Adaptive World Rowing Championships.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Guildford Rowing club please send a message into our contact form. Your message will be passed on to the relevant committee member. We would appreciate if you include your age group, your level of experience, or if you are new to the sport. An application form is at the bottom of this page.