Looking to try something completely different?

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Then we have the answer…

Murdoch University Rowing Club offers “Learn to Row” courses throughout the year to almost anyone.

Rowing offers something for everyone – from a gentle form of all over exercise to a vigorous total body workout. You can do it at your own pace and to any level to which you aspire.

Whether it’s just to learn the basic technical aspects of rowing, to regularly row so you maintain fitness, to lose those extra kilos or simply to be a part of a fun pastime and earn your bacon & egg roll after social rowing on a Saturday morning it’s all down to you.

We have very experienced coaches just waiting to impart their vast rowing knowledge to you in a very relaxed fun environment.

Check out what others who have taken the plunge into previous Learn to Row courses have said about the courses offered by Murdoch Rowing.

Join with a friend or even a group of your friends or work colleagues.  We’ve all had to start somewhere so give it a go!

You’ll never never know, if you never never row!

We welcome new “learn to rowers” from throughout the community, from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes aged between 17 & 70.

What is it that makes rowing on the water a superior fitness activity? There are many other choices: running, walking, stepping, biking, weight lifting, skiing, but none as complete as rowing.

The advantages include:

Total Body Workout

Rowing exercises all major muscle groups: legs, arms, back, abdominal, and buttocks. Legs provide most of the power of the rowing stroke; your upper body adds the rest. Rowing is one of the few aerobic activities that can actually strengthen your back.

Greater Flexibility

Rowing exercises muscles through a wider range of motion than most other exercises, thereby improving and maintaining flexibility around some of the major joints. This also makes the exercise more satisfying because the rower has a sense of motion.

Superior Conditioning

Rowing provides aerobic conditioning as well as strength conditioning.

Burns Calories

Rowing is a great calorie burner. Recent research showed that rowing burns calories faster than biking at the same perceived level of exertion. In other words, it feels easier to burn more calories while rowing than to burn more calories while biking.

Lifelong Pursuit

Rowing is a lifelong sport, able to be enjoyed by all ages, from kids to grandparents.

Impact Free

Rowing is a smooth, rhythmic motion that is impact free.


Rowing is versatile: you can row indoors or out, on water or on land, competitively or not, intensely or easily.

Time Efficient

Rowing is time efficient. It doesn’t take long to get a great workout that offers all of the features listed above.


Rowing is a complete exercise; the workout is satisfying and enjoyable to do, and provides a balance of fitness benefits.



Act now by joining one of our Learn to Row Courses

Commit to coming along for four Saturday morning sessions and if you like what you’ve learnt

Belong to the club and row socially whenever you want

Click here to find out when our next course starts