Olympic Fever? How to Join!

Hopefully you have been watching the phenomenal success of the British Rowers whose accumulation of medals are currently dominating the GB's Medal Count!

Perhaps watching all of this has now inspired you and perhaps you even think you could be the next Helen Glover.

So how does joining a rowing club actually work? This guide will help you determine what route you can take within the club and what to expect when you first contact us.

First send an email to manager@twickenhamrc.net
  • The club's rowing manager deals with all external requests and emails and then ensures that you are put into contact with the right person.

State whether you have rowed before or not
  • This will help the rowing manager deal with your request. If you have rowed before, tell us how long ago and to what level, this way they can determine if you should be rowing with the main competitive squad, the novice squad, masters squads or recreational squad.
  • If you haven't rowed before they will either place you on a waiting list for the next Learn-to-Row course or Taster Session.

Learn-to-Row and Taster Sessions `

These will take place at various points during the year and tend to fill up very very quickly, so when you are contacted with the opportunity to join the course, establish your availability as soon as possible because you may find that 24hours later you have lost the opportunity!
Because we can't run L2R courses all the time we will also be offering taster sessions. These will give you a one session brief introduction to rowing and what it's like so you can then decide if this is the sport for you!

After the L2R Course

After the learn-to-row course you may be given the opportunity to join a squad (dependent on current squad size). We will aim to give everyone their first choice! Juniors will join the relevant age group.

After the Taster Session

If you decide you would like to continue, you will then be given first choice on the next Learn-to-Row course at a discounted price.

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Please note during this busy olympic period it may take longer for us to respond to your request.

Jacqui Johnston - Twickenham Rowing Club, Rowing Manager