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Squads & Training

We have two main squads at Barnes Bridge Ladies which, in the spirit of the club, aims to accommodate all types of rowers.

Senior Squad (including performance & social competitive)
These ladies are either home grown rowers who move up from our Novice Squad or more experienced rowers who learned to row at other clubs/universities.

Performance crews’ focus during the winter are the Head Races and then the multi-lane regattas in preparation for Women’s Henley Regatta.

We also have a big contingent of more social competitive rowers – experienced rowers of mixed ages, who aim to row competitively at Head Races and other Regattas. Their focus is to row without the intensity of the performance crews, but remain at a competitive level.  This squad has organised outings on Mondays & Thursdays at 7.15pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 7.15am.

Seniors’ main squad erg/land training night is Wednesdays.

Performance crews will train most days following a high intensity training programme.

Novice Squad
The majority of these ladies have learned to row at BBLRC. They compete at Novice level in Head and Regattas in the season. Once Novices reach a technical level they are invited to join the Intermediates squad. Outings are on a Wednesdays at 7.15pm and Saturdays at 9.30am.

Novices’ erg & land training is on Monday evenings.

Approved steers are able to organise their own outings at other times e.g. pods of singles, but must always check with the captaincy beforehand for boat permission.

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