Bradford Amateur Rowing Club caters for men and women, boys and girls from the age of 13+. Current active members are aged between 13 and 80, proving rowing really is a sport for all!


BARC has rowing squads catering for all abilities, on the water throughout the year. Generally the squads are as follows:

  1. Senior Men & Women’s Squad’s
  2. Development squad
  3. Learn to Row squad
  4. Masters Men & Women’s Squad’s
  5. Recreational Squad
  6. Junior Squad

The Club has set pathways to highlight progression through the squads and the rowing opportunities available to members.

All squads can compete at local and regional regatta’s and head races and also at national events, such as Henley Royal Regatta and the London Head of the River races. Varying levels of commitment are required and can be discussed with Squad coaches.

Squad training is timetabled in during the week and weekends for water time and gym time to ensure everyone is able to make best use of the facilities available and these sessions can be followed by a drink in the bar or a bacon butty if you’re really lucky!