Adult Learn to Row courses

Are you looking for a new challenge? Rowing is an exciting and fun sport that can help you to get fit quickly, gain new skills in a boat and meet new friends. Our Starter course for beginners will get you started with the basics of the sport and get you out on the water. Where you take it from there depends on how far you want to push yourself. There are follow on courses and various pathways to our various squads, ranging from recreational to competitive at the highest level.

Courses start up in mid- to late April and will run throughout the summer. Join our mailing list to be the first to find out!


Courses run throughout the summer and last three to six weeks.


All sessions are led by a qualified coach, with support from experienced club members.


Our courses are 100% outdoors and Covid safe with established cleaning routines to keep you safe!

Gill Parker

Learn to Row course leader, and a former Olympian!


Gill Parker is a former British Olympic rower, having taken part in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the first time women rowed in a British Olympic team. She has been training at Lea Rowing Club since we opened the doors for the first time in 1980, and has coached our senior men and women over the years.

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If you’d like to find out more or have any questions about learning to row, please get in touch with Learn to Row via our Contact page:


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The Boathouse,
Spring Hill,
Hackney, London E5 9BL


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