Learn to Row

ASRA Holiday Learn to Row Programme - Summer 2019

We invite applications for the following Learn to Row courses from young people who are already in secondary education or starting S1 after the summer break.

LTR 1: 29th Jul – 2nd Aug, 13:00 – 17:00

LTR 2: 12th – 16th Aug, 13:00 – 17:00

Download an Application Form here

These LTR weeks cost £75 per person, but are heavily subsidised by ASRA and there is an expectation that if your son / daughter wishes to continue rowing after the LTR week, then this will be done with ASRA.

Priority will be given to those young people who have not attended a Learn to Row course previously.

The ASRA boathouse is situated on South Esplanade West, Torry.

Your child will need a snack and a water bottle each day. As rowing is a demanding sport, it is important to keep energy levels topped up and to remain hydrated throughout.

You will need basic outdoor PE kit to take part. It is important to pack enough kit for two separate outdoor sessions a day and a light waterproof in the event of rain. A change of socks is important as the children can get wet whilst getting in and out of the boats. Obviously, the weather can be very varied, so please pack accordingly.

Noted below is an outline of the programme for the week. Days are split into two sessions with a break in between for a snack and rest:

Session 1 Session 2

Monday Land Based – Technique Water Session - Introduction
on rowing machines to rowing

Tuesday Outing 1 – Re-cap on Outing 2 – Further technique work

Wednesday Outing 1 – Rowing games Outing 2 – Explore the River Dee

Thursday Outing 1 –Smaller Boats Outing 2 – Manoeuvring skills

Friday Outing – Mini Regatta Finish up

The coaches involved are all qualified Scottish Rowing Coaches who are insured and fully disclosed. Application forms may be downloaded from our website. Places are however limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Download an Application Form here


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