Learn to Row in Cambridge

Learn to Row in Cambridge

Champion of the Thames Rowing Club Cambridge (Champs)


Inductions start on 3rd April 2020.  If you are interested, please read the details below and complete the form. Our Inductions Officer will be in touch with you shortly.


We are a friendly club that finds a balance between life and rowing, with most crews going out twice a week (usually a weekend morning and a weekday night) complemented by optional indoor training sessions (rowing machines, weights, core training and yoga). We are a competitive club, entering a number of races on and off Cam, with opportunities to progress up the squad based on ability and commitment. The top boats train most days on and off the water.


Please note…

  • Inductions will take place on Monday and Friday evenings from 18.00 or 18.30 (depending on daylight).

  • The first three sessions are free ‘taster’ sessions. If you want to continue after the taster sessions, you will be asked to pay £70 for the remaining induction sessions up to bumps week in July.

  • It is important that you are able to swim 50 metres in light clothing; and have sufficient general health so that a moderate amount of exercise won’t cause a problem.

  • You must be over 18. Under 18s please contact our junior rowing squad.

  • The induction sessions will involve indoor training on ergometers, use of the training ‘tub’ boat, and sweep rowing in coxed boats of 8 (and occasionally 4). All outings will be supervised by a coach on the bank.

  • The induction is for sweep rowing (one blade each) and does not include scull rowing (two blades each).

  • At the end of your induction course, you will have the opportunity to join the club, on the condition that the coaches are confident that you are ready to join a crew and you are able to commit to their sessions.

  • Inductees should be aware that most club members row at least twice a week (one weekend morning and one weekday night).


First name

Family name

Your email

Your mobile


Your year of birth

What sort of rowing are you interested in (tick all that apply)

What's your level of rowing experience

If applicable, please give details of where you rowed before and to what level, points won etc.

Please give an indication of your current/recent sporting activity

Can you swim at least 50 meters?

Tick to confirm that you have read and understood the further information above

An email with your request will be sent to the Rowing Development Officer

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