Learn to Row


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have postponed our current Learn to Row program. At the moment we’re not sure when the program will recommence. Please revisit this page for future updates.

Learn to row

Our Learn to Row program is all about having fun and getting people new to rowing into a boat right from the start. It’s a perfect way to get into rowing while getting fit and meeting great new people!

No previous experience is required!

The program is run over four weekly sessions during which you’ll learn the basics of rowing for you to be able to join a social or beginner crew. After completing the program, you have the opportunity to carry on rowing as part of the Club in our successful men’s and women’s beginner and novice squads.

Please note: currently Our Learn to Row program is only available to current and past La Trobe University students.


Our 2020 Learn to Row program starts on Sunday 15 March 2020 and runs for four weeks on Sundays at 10am. Each session runs for approximately 1½ – 2 hours. 

Session 1: 10am Sunday 15 March 2020
Session 2: 10am Sunday 22 March 2020
Session 3: 10am Sunday 29 March 2020
Session 4: 10am Sunday 5 April 2020 – this final session is a fun club day where you’ll be able to take part in some social club racing with other club members and we’ll also be firing up the BBQ


La Trobe University Rowing Club boats out of Melbourne Rowing, Bay 3, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne.

What do I need to bring?

We provide the boats and oars, you just need to bring:

  • Close fitting sports clothing – shorts, T-shirt, socks
  • Water bottle
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • And most importantly – thongs

How much does it cost?

Our Learn to Row program costs $10 for all four sessions, including the BBQ on the final Sunday, 5 April.

At the conclusion of the Learn to Row program, if you decide you’d like to continue to row with LURC in a beginner squad, regular membership rates apply.

Anything else?

Yes. For insurance purposes youll need to complete a Membership Application Form. You can download the form here.