Senior Women

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

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

During the 2016/17 head season the squad recorded category wins at Upper Thames Head, Star Head and at The Head of the Trent. Then in March, at the Women’s Head of the River, the 1st VIII put in a fantastic performance to finish 33rd overall – their best result since 2004.

Following a successful training camp in Spain, regatta season saw the squad enter a selection of events and boat combinations – highlights including wins at the Hammersmith Regatta, and a 3rd place finish in the Championship tier finals at The Metropolitan Regatta. At Henley Women’s Regatta the squad qualified both their Club Coxed Four and Club Eight, with the Coxed Four making it as far as the Semi-Finals.

The 2017/18 season will see the squad pushing on further and consistently competing for honours at Senior and Intermediate levels at the major Head and Regatta races. We will be actively looking for experienced rowers to join us in pursuit of these goals.

The Women’s Senior Squad train 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
MondayCircuit Training
TuesdayErgo Session
WednesdayWeight Training
ThursdayErgo 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