Learn new rowing skills in our program for experienced rowers

Experienced rowing course

The Toprow experienced course is designed for those who have already completed two previous Toprow courses or any experienced rower who wants to broaden their horizons and try sculling. Sculling involves each rower using two oars and gives participants a chance to widen their options and expand their rowing abilities. The course is designed to introduce rowers to the fundamentals of sculling, focusing on coordination, balance and strength. This course is a great opportunity for those who want to try something new and delve deeper into the sport of rowing.

When you sign up for the TopRow experienced course, you will row at the same time and day every week. Based off your preferences, we will allocate you a 1 hour slot which will repeat weekly for 8 weeks.

Overview of the course:

  • 8 weeks course – 1 hour per week
  • Suitable for anyone who has finished the Beginner and Development courses
  • Learn sculling (2 oars)
  • Improve your technique
  • Coaching and guidance from our rowing instructors

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

Completed Beginner & Development

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?
If you’ve never rowed on the water before, our Beginner course is our entry into the world of rowing!
What happens after I complete the Beginner program 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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