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What is Rowing?

One of the country’s most popular water sports, rowing is physically challenging, socially rewarding and an exciting way to get active on the water. It’s also an absolutely superb all-round workout. You’ll be pushed for strength, stamina and mental determination – and you’ll feel brilliant afterwards. But don’t let this put you off, as we all have to start somewhere. And, if water isn’t for you, that doesn’t rule out rowing at all – you can always get on the rowing machines indoors!

What are the benefits?

  • It’s a terrific way to stay in shape – and build up some new skills to boot
  • If you’re rowing as part of a team, it’s great for teamwork and support – to make it work, you’ve got to row together, and that means a lot of joint effort
  • There are competitive and challenge options, but there’s also a lot of recreational rowing on offer, so if you only want to do it for fun, you shouldn’t feel put off
  • Rowing uses every large muscle group in the body, so you’ll be getting a great all-round workout

What will I need?

British Rowing look after the sport across the country and have a great guide to getting started.