Chiswick boat house is home to two LYR junior clubs, the Thames Tradesmen RC junior squad and the 1863 club.

We offer both a competitive racing programme through our Racing Squad; we also offer a Development Squad for those who are new to the sport looking to get into racing.

Development Squad

This squad is aimed at juniors who have either completed a learn-to-row or juniors who have taken part in one of our Active Row sessions.

The squad aims to provide the juniors with:

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

Racing Squad

This squad is for juniors who can already row, and aims to build on the skills built in the development squad. To allow juniors to compete the training commitments for these squads are a lot higher than those of the development squad.

The aims of the Racing Squad are:

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

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