Our Squads

The club is organised into different squads based on both ability and the amount of time/effort you can commit.

Once a member of a squad, it is possible to move between them if your circumstances change - talk to your captain.

Senior Squad

Our elite racing squad. The Senior Squad is open to fit and technically proficient rowers who wish to train frequently with the aim of racing competitively at club level and national events. Selection for the squad - as well as racing crews - is based on ergo tests, seat racing, and the opinions of the coaching team. The squad is friendly but competitive.

Squad training is built around Saturday and Sunday mornings on the water, with midweek sessions in the gym and on the ergs during the winter. In the summer, the midweek sessions turn into evening outings on the water. Both water and land training are supported by a knowledgeable and committed coaching team. There is flexibility within the training schedule for those who need it, as agreed with the Captain and coaches.

Novice Squad

The Novice Squad is open to those who have some rowing experience and wish to develop their technique and fitness, with the aim of being able to race and potentially progress to the senior squad.

Coached on-water training sessions take place each weekend, and members are also expected to complete midweek land training exercises.

Social Squad

If you enjoy rowing but don't necessarily want to compete, have other engagements that mean you can't commit to training every weekend, or just want the luxury to choose how frequently you train, the Social Squad is for you.

The Social Squad is for competent rowers (who have previous experience or have completed our Learn to Row courses) who desire a more leisurely schedule. Social rowers may row as frequently or infrequently as they like. Social squad sessions are primarily on the water, with occasional tank/erg sessions to improve technique.

Find out more about all our membership options