Rowing at The University of Chester is a large team sport. We have a number of members who had never rowed until they started uni, it is a great way to learn something new while keeping fit. We also have members who have rowed from a young age, which means there is a very diverse range of levels within the club.
We train 3-4 times a week both on and off the water this includes cardio, circuits, weights and time in the boats on the water.
During the first few months (until around March) you will train for longer distance races and we always aim to enter you into races as soon as possible so you really get a feel for the sport on a competitive level. Around Easter we have our biggest event of the year, BUCS Regatta in Nottingham, this is a great weekend of races and an amazing opportunity to watch a huge number of races over a range of levels of the sport.
If rowing competitively doesn’t sound like your thing, don’t worry! You’re still more than welcome at UOCRC! As we are such a large club there is something for everyone.
Most of our training takes place at Grosvenor Rowing Club on the River Dee, it’s a beautiful river to row on and hosts races throughout the year. The feeling of racing a “home game” is one of the best there is.
We love our sport and we love our team, and we would LOVE you to join the UOCRC Family for your time at University!
We are a sports team made up of a large amount of people, rowing is a great way to make new friends and keep fit during your time at uni.
"I joined rowing in my first year of being in Chester and I’m so glad I did! I have made friends for life here and it’s a great sport for team spirit and amazing for my health and fitness." - Lucy Taylor