Graduation Ceremony Celebration

The Breaking Barriers class of 2018 have successfully graduated from the programme! The celebration took place at the Tideway offices and saw all participants receive awards from their mentors. Read more.Read more

An afternoon with the Royal Navy

Rowers from our Pupil Referral Unit rowing programme were invited to an afternoon with the Royal Navy, as a way to connect them with the River Thames and learn more about the organisation. Read more.Read more

Breaking Barriers student on BBC!

Ashley Ntumba was part of London Youth Rowing's Breaking Barriers pilot programme. Since moving school, she's continued to pursue rowing and was chosen to talk about her experiences by the BBC during The Boat Races 2018. Read her rowing story.Read more

NJIRC 2018 Blog Post Winner!

Congratulations to Mariam Oderinde, Year 7 from Harris Academy Bermondsey, who is the winner of our NJIRC 2018 Blog Post Competition! In her own words, Mariam told us about her first time at NJIRC.Read more

Tideway CEO Volunteers at NJIRC 2018

Andy Mitchell, CEO of Tideway - the company building London’s new super sewer - was one of more than 200 volunteers who supported London Youth Rowing at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships. Here he talks about his experience, and why Tideway supports LYR.Read more

LYR runner, making London Marathon debut!

Louise Samuel is running the 2018 London Marathon on behalf of LYR. She's a nurse, a runner, a rower and the mother of an LYR athlete who secretly nominated her for the race! It's an inspiring story. Read more, and help her raise money for LYR.Read more

When rowing changes your life

Helena rows for the Headway Disability Rowing Group, coached by LYR. Once wheelchair bound, rowing has given her back the physical and mental strength to walk, compete and more...Read more

Summer course success

It's been a brilliant summer, with young people learning to row all over London. Here's a few inspirational stories from those who have taken part.Read more

Experiencing the Rowing Community

We know rowing is a brilliant community sport, offering a unique way to keep fit and socialize. But, there's still room for growth. Read about the rowing community, through the eyes of former LYR rower, Anna.Read more