The competition squad is made up of seniors, masters (veterans), and capable juniors (16-18), men and women, who wish to follow a structured training programme and compete at recognised summer regattas and winter Heads. The club's season begins in September and finishes in mid July, usually after Molesey Regatta. Athletes train together as a group sharing a common training programme with adjustments made to the schedule to accommodate specific races (i.e. Henley Royal, Henley Women's, Henley Masters, British Masters, National schools etc). The squad is coached by former GB international oarsman and long time UL coach, Mostyn Field. Training is based on a minimum schedule of four sessions per week, two of these are weekend, water based sessions at 7.40am. During the winter there are two ergo sessions which become water based sessions in the summer (6.30pm). Almost all outings on the reservoir are coached from a launch to ensure both safety and training cover is provided.
The squad has a strong, competitive spirit with everybody training hard, and prepared to help each other achieve their goals.