Dragons Rowing Club is predominantly a masters club with our membership age ranging from 27 to 70 plus years of age. We compete and train for sprint and long distance regattas throughout the year.
Rowing is a fantastic sport and it is great that you are interested. It helps with coordination, flexibility and overall fitness, we have outlined some of the benefits below and we always welcome the opportunity to introduce interested people to it.
We aim to offer introductory programs that provide all participants with an opportunity to experience rowing in a safe, relaxed and fun environment. The steps for anyone who is interested in taking rowing up or returning to it after time away are:
- A 'Come and Try Day' - this is a fun and relaxed half day where we give you the opportunity to get in a boat and gain a feel for the sport. By the end of this session you will hopefully love it and want to continue on to our Learn to Row Program. For people with previous experience this is the chance to come meet our members, look at our facilities and chat to the coaches and club captain about joining our club.
- The Learn to Row Program covers the basics of rowing for beginners and is a refresher for those returning to it after some time away. It is delivered over a number of sessions usually an introductory evening followed by four intensive sessions over one weekend.
- After all that if you love rowing and like the idea of joining our club we have an Induction Program for new members. This involves one night or morning Ergo training and one morning on the water for another few weeks before you become a member and join our regular squads.
Participant Feedback on our Programs
“I very much enjoyed the rowing course over the weekend. Thank you to all who gave their weekend up to teach us how to row!”
“Firstly I would like to say that, I thought the whole weekend was very well planned and executed and I very much appreciated the advice that was given.......I can only imagine how much organization must have gone into the event”
“I had a great time participating in the learn to row program”
“Thank you so much it was fantastic. It was a great programme and I learnt so much, thank you again. The Dragons were so generous with their time and knowledge.”
“Really enjoyed yesterday. I thought the whole program, especially the coaching and encouragement given was excellent.”
“I thought the program was really good. I have the feeling that i learned some things although i rowed before and it was good to have the opportunity to change teams and boats. For me it was a little difficult to remember all the names, so some name tags or something like this would be great. I wanted to thank you and all the other Dragons as well for putting so much effort and enthusiasm into this event! Really enjoyed it!”
For more information about these Programs, please contact our New Membership Coordinator or register your interest here: