Rowing Centre History & Press
The Molesey Community Rowing Centre celebrated its official Grand Opening with Sir Steve Redgrave conducting the ceremonies 3 April.
The facility houses an eight-seat rowing tank and a gym. The centre has been in development since the Spring of 2014 after the Borough of Elmbridge identified the need following the demolition of the rowing tank at Walton on Thames in 2004. Development of the centre has been supported from many local schools including those teaching special needs children, colleges and rowing clubs who are keen to see the previous rowing tank replaced. The total cost of the facility funds has been raised through grants and a considerable amount of volunteer work and donations by the members of Molesey Boat Club.
The indoor rowing tank This state-of-the-art rowing tank is designed to seat both scullers and sweep oarsmen. This will allow basic technique to be taught to newcomers to the sport in a safe environment and enable coaches to work on the technique of more experienced oarsmen. 30-minute slots will be available to reserve and on-line booking will be available soon. Click here to see a similar tank in action.
The Gym is approximately 250 sq m The size of the facility has been designed to be column-free with a clear height of 3.6 m to allow for a wide range of training activities. It is possible for free-lance trainers and yoga instructors to rent out the space to conduct training sessions in the space. Please contact us for more information.
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The Molesey Indoor Rowing Centre was opened 3 April, 2016 by Sir Steve Redgrave, along with the Mayor of Elmbridge, MBC members Bill Raspin, Moe Sbihi and Ian Knight. More than 250 supporters were in attendance at the event.