Thames Tradesmen Rowing Club hosts beginner rowing courses, rowing development opportunities and full time junior racing squads.

Running out of Chiswick boat house in West London, London Youth Rowing currently manage two junior rowing clubs: Thames Tradesmen Rowing Club junior squad and The 1863 Club.

Development Squad

The Development Squad is aimed at juniors who have either completed a beginner rowing course, or juniors who have taken part in one of our Active Row sessions. Sessions are held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays and participants are not expected to take part in racing opportunities.

The squad aims to provide the juniors with:

  • An introduction to club rowing
  • Strong technical base in small boat sculling
  • Skills required to row safely on the Tideway

Racing Squad

The Racing Squad is for juniors who can already row, and aims to build a wider more advanced range of rowing skills. To allow juniors to compete the training commitments for these squads are a lot higher, ranging anywhere from 3-6 times a week depending on age.

The squad aims to:

  • Encourage high performance rowing competing at regional and national level events
  • Provide activities and social experiences to develop important life skills
  • To build a club community 

For more details please contact Head Junior Rowing Coach, Tom Rook on [email protected]


Current Squad Member Resources

If you are already a LYR junior rower and currently part of the squad, please refer to the documents below for information regarding the upcoming year:

  1. Parents Handbook
  2. Training & Racing Calendar