The senior women’s squad is developing impressively year after year as the club grows and begins to establish itself amongst the best rowing universities in the country.
Our training programme, set by Head Coach Sam Tuck, includes a combination of ergo, water and weights sessions, designed to create a competitive and successful squad. We will often train twice a day, six days a week, completing our land training at the nearby Surrey Sports Park and travelling to Molesey Boat Club for our water sessions on the River Thames. We also have our own Strength and Conditioning coach, who leads our weights sessions and creates an effective programme that gets the very best out of our athletes.
In the first part of the season, we begin our campaign with a series of races at Teddington Head, Wallingford Head and Kingston Head, as well as Hammersmith Head and Quintin Head on the Tideway in preparation for the Women’s Head of the River Race. In the second half, we transition to 2km side-by-side racing, beginning at BUCS Regatta, and then onto Metropolitan regatta in the build up to Henley Women’s Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta.
Our squad achievements are building up year on year as we have developed into a competitive force on the rowing scene. Over the past few years we have take an increasing number of women to Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) and in 2019, USBC took home the first HWR win in the Aspirational Lightweight Single Sculls event. We have also had wins at Met Regatta, had athletes represent England at the Home International Regatta and won at countless head races.
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Please contact Senior Women’s Captain, Maile Wedgwood, through firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information on the women’s squad.