Strathclyde Park Rowing Club Facilities
We train on Strathclyde Loch, the 2km, 8 lane, purpose built course which is used for Scotland’s two main multi lane regattas – Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta in April and the Scottish Championships in June. The course was built for the Commonwealth Games in 1986 and has seen many national and international competitions since then.
The Club own many different boast including 14 Single Sculls, 8 Doubles, 7 Quads/Fours and an Eight. We have two coaching launches and can also book other coaching boats if required.
The Scottish Rowing Centre is home to Scotland’s only indoor Rowing Tank and the club’s 11 rowing machines (ergometers) are housed there. The rowing tank is currently out of commission but, when fixed next year, the club will be able again to hire it allowing members to work on technique when weather prevents access to the Loch. The indoor tank also allows new members and beginners to learn technique and gain a more realistic idea of rowing technique without actually being on the water.
The club provides coaching for all levels of participant by qualified personnel. Our principal coaches are all experienced rowers, each holding a variety of Championship medals.
Aidan Telfer and Ailie Ord make up the junior coaching team with support from other members.
We have a number of experienced, international and successful members who all provide a wealth of experience, help and support for all members. "
Laura Graham looks after the adult Rowstart beginners and novices.
Paula Hubens has been organising the women's section in particular with regards to outings in the Eight.
Tom Hewitt does one to one coaching in his double scull which is invaluable to many of our developing senior members.
Opportunities for all.
We are lucky enough as a club to have a great number of members who have competed at national and international regattas and their skills and knowledge provide a wealth of information for all members. We have also been able to raise funds to help a number of members become qualified and gain their UKCC Level 2 coaching certificate, we are also able to provide members with the recognised Basic Instructor’s Certificate.
If you would like to learn more about coaching at The club, or coxing opportunities, please contact the secretary by e-mail: Secretary@StrathclydeparkRC.co.uk .