UNSW Rowing Club

Learn to Row

The UNSWW Rowing Club runs several Learn to Row programs each year. The course covers equipment handling, safety, and fundamental rowing technique. To row out of the UNSW shed you must either be a proficient rower or have completed the three-day course.

Participants MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM to attend this course.

The course runs from 9am-12pm over 3 consecutive Sundays at UNSW Rowing Club, after which you will be able to take part in our novice squad for a further 4 weeks. After completion of the learn to row course and four weeks of novice squad you will need to become a full club member to continue rowing with us.

This course includes instruction and practise of rowing technique on the ergometers, in sculls and crew boats. We hope to see you on the water soon!

Enrolling in Learn to Row

2016 Course Dates
Course 1: 28-Feb 6-Mar 13-Mar
Course 2: 10-Apr 17-Apr 24-Apr
Course 3: 31-Jul 7-Aug 14-Aug
Course 4: 13-Nov 20-Nov 27-Nov

$70Sudent/UNSW Staff/Concession
$200General Public

Enrolment Forms:

View Learn To Row Forms

Download all (as .zip)

To enrol, please email completed forms to unswrowing@gmail.com at least 1 week prior to the start of your selected course. Limited places are available, so get in early to reserve your place.
Please return the forms as individual files to help with administration.

Getting here from UNSW

Please click here for driving directions to the shed.

Via public transport:

Your best option is to catch an M50 bus along Victoria Road, then change buses on Victoria Rd to an M52 or any 5xx (except the 504, 506, or 508). Darling street is a good stop to swap buses.
After changing buses, alight the second bus at Riverside Girls High School, and cross the road to the Rowing Club.

131500.info trip planner (don't forget to update the travel date).

Walking Directions from Riverside Girls' HS

Alternatively, take the M50 all the way to Lyons Road. From there, you can walk across the Gladesville Bridge to the Rowing Club.

Click here for walking directions from Lyons Road. We suggesting crossing the Gladesville bridge on the NE side - the footpath is wider.

Please leave home early for the first session, particularly if walking across the Gladesville Bridge. The footpath from the bridge to the shed is relatively convoluted and can be quite confusing initially.