Senior Women

“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence is not an act, but a habit” – Will Durant

The AKRC Women’s Senior Squad has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and is now established as one of the most competitive Tideway squads for women’s rowing.

In the past few seasons, the women’s first eight has consistently placed in the top 40 at the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race. The squad has qualified at least one crew at Henley Women’s Regatta every year for the last 4 years, appearing in the Semi-Finals twice, and the Quarter-Finals once.

While slightly smaller than other Tideway squads, there is no lack of drive and competition within our membership, and the cohesion of the team really means that everyone feels they have a part to play. The opportunities for progression within the squad are anyone’s for the taking, as long as you come with the right commitment and attitude to the training.

The squad is made up of young professionals from a variety of backgrounds; some have joined us from universities and other boat clubs, whilst others have learnt to row at AK and worked their way up through the squads with the expert support of their crewmates and coaches.

The Women’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 wish to enquire about the possibility of joining the Senior Women’s Squad please contact the Women’s Captain.

Friendly, competitive rowing club on the Thames Tideway