Learn to Row with Champs

We are a family-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).  This is often 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 based on ability and commitment. 


  • Inductions will take place on Thursday evenings and  on Saturday mornings.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • 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).

To enquire about learning to row, please fill out this form: