Academicals run “Learn to Row” courses in spring and summer each year. The courses are designed to give people who have never rowed before, or those with little rowing experience, an opportunity to learn. We offer two types of “Learn to Row” courses: short one-day options and our full four-week novice courses.
Our one-day taster days offer a snapshot of the sport that epitomises Oxford. For a more in-depth look at rowing and enough training to join a club, the longer four week course includes eight sessions.
Oxford Academicals Rowing Club is open to all but rowing with us requires that you:
- are over 18 years of age
- have a basic level of strength, balance and fitness
- have a good level of hearing and understanding of instruction given in English
- are able to swim 50m in clothing.
Rowing clubs with facilities for under 18’s are available in Oxford. Note that we are not equipped with adaptive rowing facilities however Oxford Adaptive Rowing Club can accommodate a range of ability levels. For more information and to add your name to the reserve bookings list for either type of course, email novicecourse (at) oxfordacademicals.org.uk Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also keep updated by following Oxford Academicals Rowing Club on Facebook.
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Oxford Academicals is also looking for experienced rowers, coxes and coaches.
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