Thames Rowing Club boasts some of the best rowing facilities in British rowing: an upstairs erg and circuits gym as well as a downstairs weights gym and tank. Our four boat bays are filled with top-of-the-range shells, predominantly Empachers and Filippis, allowing for all our squads to get on the water. Not many other clubs have as much equipment, land training space or as many boats as Thames.
The club has an excellent tank which can be used for both sweep and sculling and is available for all squads, whether complete beginners or in the senior squads.
We are proud of our superb fleet of boats, with recently-acquired wing-rigger Empacher eights for the men’s and women’s 1st 8s backed up by Empacher eights, fours and quads and Filippi pairs. Our large workshop and professional boatman means we are able to keep the fleet in top condition.
The upstairs gym has over 20 ergos as well as RowPerfect machines and Wattbikes for training in one half of the room. In the other half there is space for doing circuits or for stretching or yoga classes. In the downstairs gym, alongside the tank, we have a well-stocked free weights gym including leg press and lateral pulldown machines, two squat racks and benches for bench press and bench pull.
In the club house there is a fantastic bar where you can see the river whilst having a drink or relaxing on one of the lovely sofas. Many athletes go there after training both during the week and after morning training at the weekends and they are often joined by some of the house members who like to come down to enjoy a drink by the river. The club provides healthy and cheap meals to fuel you post-training.