The amount of time devoted to training is completely up to the individual member. Members may want different things from their membership of Erith Rowing Club from a light-hearted social pastime to a serious competitive sports pursuit. Your level of training will then naturally develop from how much you wish to gain from rowing. The club sets aside four days a week for rowing/training; Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings although access to the clubhouse and the rowing machines is potentially all year round. During the spring and summer months, training is focused on the water and during the autumn and winter months weekday training moves indoors to the clubhouse gym due to the short daylight hours. The winter weekday training sessions are used to increase fitness and stamina, which are vital if you wish to compete in races through the year. The water-based sessions will hone technique and also improve fitness.
Winter weekday training consists of circuit training and rowing machine sessions to improve rowing strength and fitness. You can actually do as little or as much as you want, however if you want to improve your fitness our coaches can suggest a suitable exercise programme for you. For water based training the Club use Danson Lake or the River Thames at Erith. Beginners will learn on the lake and move on to the river in time. Erith Rowing Club own a number of different boats from single sculls up to numerous fours/quads. If you like team sports, Erith Rowing Club will have a boat and a crew for you. If individual sports are more your style, Erith Rowing Club have plenty of single sculls and coaches available to provide encouragement and technical advice.