Senior Men

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

The AKRC Men’s Senior Squad is a diverse group of athletes and has been on the rise over the last few seasons.

The squad comprises many members who have learnt to row at AK, alongside those who have trained at universities and at other boat clubs before moving to Hammersmith. We have a good depth and range of experience in the squad, meaning there is always room for an individual to progress and compete at the next level. There is healthy competition within the squad, with everyone pushing and supporting each other to achieve their best.

Whilst it is not be-all and end-all of the season for all of our rowers, the top men’s boat aims for Henley Royal Regatta, and has qualified once in the past three seasons (making it the first time in 10 years), and only narrowly missed out in 2016 and 2018.

We are always keen to expand our men’s squad, and would be interested to hear from any experienced rowers wanting to make their mark at AK. As one of the smaller squads on the Tideway, you can really make your time here what you want it to be.

The Men’s Senior Squad trains 6 days a week from September through to June, with additional water sessions added to the schedule in the lead up to major races. The typical breakdown of training is as follows:

 Morning 1Morning 2Evening
MondayErgo Session
TuesdayWater SessionStrength & Conditioning
WednesdayWater Session
ThursdayWater SessionStrength & Conditioning
SaturdayWater SessionWater Session
SundayWater SessionWater Session

Crew selection is based on ergo test scores, on-water performance, and the coaching team’s assessment of the fastest boat combinations and a rower’s commitment to training.

If you are interested in joining the Senior Men’s Squad please contact the Men’s Captain.

Friendly, competitive rowing club on the Thames Tideway