Rowing was established at Wycliffe soon after the foundation of the school in 1882. Over the last thirty years, the school boat club has enjoyed a large amount of regional success along with competing at the National Schools’ Regatta, the Schools’ Head, the National Rowing Championships and Henley Royal Regatta.
Since 1935, the boathouse has been situated on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal with around 30km of still training water. It is recognised as one of the best places to train in the country attracting many top schools and clubs come the flood season.
To complement water training rowers have access to a quality fitness suite based in the sports centre at the Senior School. This includes 12 concept 2 rowing machines.
Wycliffe rowers have recently achieved Great Britain selection and a number of national medals over multiple age and boat class categories.
For athletes wishing to be successful at national level and beyond – individual training plans, detailed rowing machine and strength and conditioning programmes are written. One-on-one coaching sessions from highly qualified coaching staff with international experience are timetabled to ensure each athlete has the opportunity to reach his or her maximum potential.