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Learn To Row at APSM



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!

The APSM Learn to Row course is four 1.5 hour sessions conducted over 4 weeks where you are taught the basics of rowing, the terminology, how to handle rowing equipment and be safe in a boat.  Anyone may attend including juniors, students, young adults and older adults.  The course is conducted out of the APSM rowing shed on Albert Park Lake.

Prerequisites for Learn to Row:

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

Cost:  $200 for the course.

When:  Courses are conducted all year round, and are scheduled based on interest.   Once you have completed the learn to row, you may apply to become a Financial Member of APSM on a year to year basis. Included in your membership fee is access to the development squad and free coaching. 


We expect all members to contribute 26 hours per year. A volunteering roster is available from the Volunteering Sub Committee. There are 4 working bees per year which which all members are expected to attend.

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.
Register your interest at Contact Us.

Contact Us
Phone : 0408 691 493


32-36 Aughtie Drive

Albert Park 3206

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