Deepen your sculling skills with our Advanced program

Advanced rowing course

The Toprow advanced course is a more specialised programme designed for those who have mastered the fundamentals of sculling and want to challenge themselves and take their rowing further. This fourth rowing programme focuses on refining technique and physically challenging participants. Through this course, we aim to build rowers’ endurance and help them discover a new love and appreciation for the sport.

Overview of the course:

  • 8 weeks course – 1 hour per week
  • Suitable for anyone who has finished the Experienced program
  • Deepen your sculling skills
  • Improve your technique
  • Coaching and guidance from our rowing instructors

When you have finished the Advanced program, you can go to the Expert course!

Completed Beginner,
Development and
Experienced program

8 weeks

8 lessons of 1 hour each


Start dates
Annual program


Embankment, Putney,
London SW15 1LB
map & directions


What class should I sign up for if I have never set foot in a boat?
The Beginner course is best suited for anyone without or with limited rowing experience on the water.
What happens after I complete the Beginner course and I want to take another class?
Sign up for our Development program. An eight-week course that allows you to take your skills to the next level.
Do I need to know how to swim?
To join our adult rowing programs, yes. Rowing takes place on the water, and while falling out of the boat is very unlikely, it is possible. Therefore, each class participant must confirm that they are able to swim when they register for our classes.
Do you require a swim test?
We do not require adult rowers to pass a swim test. They must confirm during registration that they can swim.
What is the refund/credit policy?

No refunds will be given once the program has started. If you withdraw at least two weeks before the first session, you will be credited for the class, minus a £50 processing fee.

Do I need to attend all classes?
Since the skills you learn in rowing are cumulative, it is important that you make every effort to come to each class so you learn along with your group. You should communicate with your coach in advance if you cannot make a class.
Can I make up classes that I miss?
No, unfortunately, we do not offer make-up classes.
Do we still have class in inclement weather?
Yes! We row on the water in the rain and the cold, but if there is thunder and lightning or it is very windy, we have an alternative training. Classes will not be rescheduled due to weather.
What should I wear?
Layers are your best bet for cold weather rowing. Keep in mind that the clothes you wear will very likely get dirty so please wear clothing that you do not mind getting wet. It is best to wear form-fitting clothing like Lycra. This type of clothing is less likely to get in the way while rowing.
Are there showers and changing rooms at the boathouse?
There are showers and a small changing room. Feel free to change once you arrive at the boathouse.
Where can I park?
Parking at the Putney Embankment is not advisable, however, there are some limited streets to find parking.

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