How to Join

Kingston Rowing Club welcomes new members at all times of the year, although the main training and racing season lasts from the start of September to the end of July. The following is a brief overview of the different training groups at the club. All you need to do is contact the relevant co-ordinator for your Rowing Squad. New members must provide their completed application form (under Membership Application), together with the membership payment prior to getting into a boat. You must also have read and agree to adhere to the club Safety and Boating Plan in the Safety and Welfare section  before commencing any training.Please get in touch today and we look forward to seeing you at the club.

The Squads:


Novices are either beginners, or more experienced  rowers who have yet to win a competitive race. Beginners are usually taken from their first strokes in a rowing boat, to winning at local regattas in their first year at Kingston. If you have some rowing experience already you may be capable of joining in with the senior or veteran squad rowers depending on your experience. Visit the Novice squad page for more details.

Senior Men and Women

The senior squads cover everyone from recent novice winners to international hopefuls. Whatever your ability we can find a crew for you. Just let us know a little about your experience and we'll do our best to fit you into the right squad on day one. Visit the Senior Men or Senior Women's squad pages for more details. 

Veterans and Leviathans

Kingston's veteran squad starts with people in their early thirties and offers training alongside the senior squad.  For beginners it is best to start rowing with the novice group, irrespective of age. The Leviathan squad are our 'ultra' veterans who meet on a more informal basis each month, with a strong emphasis on social rowing. Ideal for those who no longer have the time to remain competitive but wish to stay in touch with the sport.


Junior rowing at Kingston is focused predominantly on the 11 to 18 year age group. New beginners are normally accepted during the Autumn term (starting 1st Sept) and preference is given in the first instance to juniors from non-rowing schools. The KRC Junior Squad organise a number of stand alone intensive one week (6 hours x 5 days) 'Learn To Row' courses over both the Easter and Summer holidays with the aim of offering the opportunity to learn to row to the widest possible number of people. Whilst the Junior Squad places are limited and completion of the course does not confer an automatic right of progression to membership of the Junior Squad. we aim to offer places to as many juniors as possible from these courses. Dates and joining instructions for all KRC Junior 'Learn To Row' courses are advertised on this Club website well in advance of the course. In the first instance please e-mail any enquiry to the Junior coordinator. (do not complete an application form at this stage) or visit the Junior squad page for more details. 

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