University of London Rowing

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ULBC has a long and successful history of producing high performing athletes and crews, at both national and international levels. ULBC has produced more than 100 athletes who have gone on to represent Great Britain at either the World Rowing Championships or the Olympic Games and even more who have represented their country at Under 23 level.

In addition ULBC has competed successfully for more than 50 years in domestic events, winning at least one event at Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) every year for the last 19 years and is the most successful university at Henley Royal Regatta (HRR).

ULBC’s strategic objectives are to continue this successful path and be one of the most successful rowing clubs in Great Britain. Key elements to us achieving this are:

  • To continue to get our athletes selected for the Olympic and World Championship squads on an annual basis.
  • To become (once again) the largest single contributor to the Under 23 team.
  • To win regularly at HRR and HWR and to be amongst the top domestic competitors at the Head of the River Race (HORR) and the Women’s Head of the River Race (WHORR)

To facilitate this, we aim to build on our long heritage as a premier rowing centre and:

  • Develop ourselves into the premier student rowing centre in London – leveraging the resource pool presented by the large student population in the capital.
  • Open our facilities to non-students who can help us achieve our objectives.
  • Strive for excellence in the organisation and management of ULBC – using as our benchmark successful professional organisations and ensuring we optimise the use of the assets available to us.

University of London Rowing

What a typical training week looks like

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morn Water Ergo Ergo Ergo Water Water Off
Aftrn Individualised Session Water
Eve  S&C S&C S&C

S & C = Strength and conditioning

(For athletes who have to travel a long distance, overnight accommodation at the Boathouse is available before morning outings)

What sort of people typically join ULBC

UL typically recruits 3 types of people with the common factor of all wanting to succeed:
– School leavers going to University with rowing experience up to and including World Junior Championship level.
– Postgraduate students coming to London to pursue their studies, often from outside the UK
– Raw novices with a good sporting background and the physical capabilities to race at Henley in their first year of rowing

What sort of ergo scores we are looking for

Athletes should be able to demonstrate the potential to reach the following minimum ergo times for a 2k test

Hvywt men Ltwt men Hvywt women Ltwt women
6.20              6.40            7.20                   7.40