Senior Squad

If you have experience rowing previous to joining Imperial College and want to take your rowing to the next level in a friendly and competitive environment we would love to hear from you.

"Its more than just a boat club, it's our university experience"

Helen Kirkpatrick

Senior Women's Squad

U23 GB trialist

"We look after each other, on and off the water"

 Bazil Saiq

Senior Men's Squad

Former Novice

Frequently asked questions

How many sessions per week?

The senior squad train 10 times per week, generally split into 4/5 water sessions 2/3 Strength and Conditioning and the remaining sessions spent on the rowing machine.

What races do the Senior Squad compete in?

The Autumn term is mainly where the major winter training takes place however there are local tideway races such as Pairs and Fours Heads of the River which the squad will participate in. For those athletes aiming for national team selection the 1st GBRT Assesment is in November. In spring term races are much more frequent. The whole club will compete in the local tideway head races in spring term including Quintin head and Hammersmith head. The squad will also travel to BUCS head, aswell as having fixtures against the Boat race reserve crews. The head race season culminates in the Head of the River Race. The summer term is dedicated to regatta racing, beginning with BUCS regatta. The novice and senior squads combine beyond this point to make the fastest boats the club can produce for Met and Marlow regattas and then on to Henley Royal Regatta.

What chances are there to travel?

Rowing at ICBC will present you with many potential chances to travel. The whole club travel together for a training camp held in the easter holidays for 7-10 days. Past destinations have been Banyoles and Seville. In the past crews have traveled to races on the continent including Heineken Roeivierkamp and the Brugge Boat race which are both held in spring term. For the past two seasons (Summer 2018/2019) the Men's and Women's squad have been lucky enough to be invited to the International Universities Rowing Regatta (IURR) in Chengdu China. This an all expenses paid trip to experience a new culture and row against universities from around the world. On top of this by coming 4th or above in Champ events at BUCs regatta you qualify that boat for the European Universities Student Association (EUSA) regatta which is held annually in different parts of Europe. Finally in the lead up to the Pre-Season training period we often organise a weeks cycling trip to a mountain range in Europe as a warm up for the season.

How much does rowing cost?

The boat club is very privelidged to be one of the best funded and supported sports clubs at Imperial. Therefore the cost of rowing at Imperial is significantly lower than at other universities. All athletes are supported by our dedicated team of professional coaches focused on helping you to get the most out of rowing at university. Boat club membership: £90

Where do you train?

ICBC is based within the college owned boat house on Putney embankment. The boat house is for the sole use of Imperial College Boat Club and has all the facilities required to train to the highest level. These include a fully equiped free weights gym and erg room.

Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available through Sport Imperial to assist High Performance athletes in achieving their goals. They come with financial support of £750 - £2000 and Athlete support services including supervised S&C, massage and sports pshychology sessions. There are no specific erg times required it is decided upon an interview basis and dicussions with our rowing coach. More infomation can be found here:

If you are thinking of coming to Imperial and have rowed before please fill out the form in the link below