Squad overiew

The Mens Squad at MRC has been set up to provide members with a basis to create their desired rowing program with rowers of similar goals and experience. We aim to provide a friendly environment where the emphasis is clearly on improvement of fitness and skill in preparation for racing.

Coaching is conducted on an individual and crew basis, with the emphasis placed on crews currently in training for a particular race or season. We train in a variety of boats from single scull to coxed eight.

Who should attend

The squad structure is based on your ability to commit to training, both on water and on land, and is suitable for male rowers over 18 years old who have past experience or have graduated from the Development Squad.

If you have previous experience, please email the Club Organiser for more information.

Squad training

Throughout winter, training is less intense, though more serious rowers can also participate in prescribed cross-training to prevent injury, increase strength and fitness. Approaching the season, members are selected into training crews and finally into racing crews to maximise the club's overall performance. Competitive crews are selected to best utilise the club's resources and achieve success across Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Senior categories.

Our training times are squad based and crew based, as we cater for a vast range of occupations and commitments outside of rowing training. The times are usually arranged around the availability of the coach, and crew members work with the coach to ensure they are meeting their land and water training regime.

Coaches needed!

We are always in need of coxing members and people wishing to contribute time to coaching.