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Learn to Row at Albert Park

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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
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Albert Park - Calling All Tweens

Does you tween daughter or son want to learn how to row? Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club(APSMRC) provides just that opportunity to be introduced to this great sport suitable for everyone. On Sundays in February starting the 2nd and then on 9th, 16th and 23rd between 10 and 11.30 am, this course will give them the basic knowledge and skills on rowing and maybe inspire them to take it up in the future.

Rowing is the ultimate team sport. It is a low impact, low injury and excellent aerobic sport suitable for all ages. It is also a lot of fun and builds friendships and camaraderie!

The APSM Learn to Row course is four 1.5 hour sessions conducted over 4 weeks where they will be taught the basics of rowing, the terminology, how to handle rowing equipment and be safe in a boat. The course is conducted out of the APSM rowing shed on Albert Park Lake.


Must be able to swim 100 meters
Have a basic level of fitness
A commitment to attend all arranged sessions.

200 for the course.

What to wear:
Snug fitting shorts and top, bicycle type clothing are ideal. Loose clothing is not advised as it can sometimes snag in the oar handle or on the boat.
Socks are recommended in the boat while scuffs or thongs can be worn when carrying the boat to the water.
Sun protection including a hat or visor, sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended.

If you would like further information or to register for the course, please contact Lu on or call 0413 458 847.

There are other courses for all ages, so contact Lu to find out.

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Why? To experience the fun of rowing on Albert Park Lake
When: 10.00-11.30 am
Phone: 0413458847
Where: Aughtie Drive, Plant Williamson Rowing Pavilion, Albert Park Lake. Located at the northern end of the lake, close to the end of Clarendon Street, between Lakeside Stadium and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC).
Cost: $200 for 4 sessions
Your Comment
This is an opportunity for young people to try out a sport that is usually in the domain of the more expensive private schools. I think it is so important for young people to be intoriduced to a wide variety of activities; who knows where there passion will lie.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8410) 559 days ago
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