Joining Abingdon Rowing Club
Rowing is a unique sport. The power, strength and endurance required are fairly obvious - and new people do develop all of these . More challenging though are the skills to get the technique right, that you only really appreciate when you have been out on the water. The basic movements can be grasped in a few weeks - perfecting those movements takes a lifetime. Being part of a team of people, learning these skills in the fresh air is a very rewarding experience.
If you have rowed before, or if you would like to learn a superb all-round sport that is fun, challenging, sociable and rewarding, please contact the Club Captain to arrange a visit- you are more than welcome to come and join us.
Sessions are held in the evenings during the summer months and on Saturday and Sunday mornings all year round.
Details on the type of membership available, membership fees and our racking charges can be found here.
Before signing up for an introductory membership, you must certify or demonstrate that you can swim 100 metres (four lengths of a typical swimming pool) wearing light clothes, and make the club aware of any medical conditions which we need to know about.
Join the Club as an Introductory member. If you then decide to join the club as a Full member, you will be given the choice of following a recreational or competitive rowing route. Once you become a full member, you will not have to pay for coaching.
If you wish to join ARC:
Want to learn?
The club runs an adult beginner course in early Summer to provide people with a taster in rowing and the basic skills required to take part in the sport recreationally or competitively.
After completing a course, new members may be invited to join the novice/intermediate squads and progress to racing, or, once assessed as self-sufficient, are able to row recreationally if they wish.