Learn to Row

La Trobe University Rowing Club

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 three 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.


We run our Learn to Program once a year in March/April.

Learn to Row dates for 2023 are as follows:

Session 1:  Sunday 26 March commencing 10am
Session 2:  Sunday 2 April commencing 10am
Session 3:  Sunday 23 April commencing 10am
Session 4: Sunday 30 April commencing 10am

Each session runs for approximately 1½ – 2 hours. 


La Trobe University Rowing Club boats out of Melbourne Rowing, Building 6, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne.

Register your interest

To help us plan, it would be good if you could register your interest by sending us an email to latrobeunirowing@gmail.com. Thanks.

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 three sessions, including breakfast or a BBQ on the final Sunday.

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.

Need further information?

If you have a question for us or would like any further information, please send us an email at latrobeunirowing@gmail.com.