Learn to Row

Learn to Row is an introductory program offering young people aged 11+ an amazing experience of rowing on the River Clyde. Participants are introduced to the basics of the sport in a fun and engaging atmosphere.


Rowers are introduced to the basics of the British Rowing technique, some terminology, how to handle equipment and how to be safe around water. The program also includes some fun on a rowing machine too.

At the end of the program, participants can go on to continue developing their skills with our regular novice rowing crew, called Junior Tier One.

Participants should be aged 11+ and must have basic swimming skills

Buoyancy aids and lifejackets are available for weaker swimmers, and if your child is coxing (steering) a boat then they must wear a lifejacket.

We have a kitchen and social area where food can be eaten pre/post activity.

We encourage participants to wash their hands thoroughly after each activity, especially after water-based activity.


We need a completed Consent Form before any activity is allowed.

This video gives a flavour of what the program offers, taken of a previous event with the Boys’ Brigade.

You don’t need anything fancy or costly to wear for rowing, and we provide all the equipment. However, you should wear sports clothing with pockets that can be closed and that you don’t mind getting a little wet.

We also strongly recommend bringing a back-up bag with spare clothing and a towel, for the unlikely event of a capsize.

Any questions, please contact Miki or Jack:  cldcoach@clydesdalearc.org.uk