Rowing Coaching

Rowing Coach Bethan Thomas

I offer a unique opportunity for individuals or small groups to benefit from my 15 years of rowing and coaching experience. Based at Henley Rowing Club, just upstream from Henley Bridge, I have access to a magnificent fleet of boats from stable training singles to top class crew boats.

Whether you are a complete beginner, a lapsed rower or just wishing to improve your rowing skills, coaching will be tailored to your ability and skill level.

Rowing Packages

Beginner Taster Session

£60 for a 1 ½ hour session

Give rowing a try. Learn basic technique on an indoor rowing machine then onto the water for a session in a sculling boat.

Individual Session 10 Session Package
£45 for 1 hour session £400 for 10 x 1 hour sessions

Coaching for either the complete beginner or experienced rower to develop skills and improve technique.

I can also put together bespoke coaching packages tailored for rowers or non-rowers, individuals or small groups (2-4 people).

If you are looking for an exclusive one-off experience to row on the River Thames in Henley, begin the hobby of a lifetime or excel in the sport you love, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Discounted prices for members of Henley Rowing Club


I met Bethan when my daughter joined the junior squad at the Henley Rowing Club in September 2012. I realised that now was the time for me to get back on the river, by learning to scull. I had some previous rowing experience from over 20 years ago including all the bad habits. Bethan and I have had a series of one to one sculling lessons. These have been fantastic in every way. I have gained confidence, improved technique and have been spotted grinning from ear to ear whilst powering down our lovely stretch of the Thames. Bethan is great at explaining the technicalities, sharing her knowledge of the river, whilst having endless patience, and staying positive with sincerity. I have complete trust in her as a coach and have always felt safe on the water because of her. I would highly recommend her. If you've ever been tempted to try sculling, I'd say go for it! I'm looking forward to developing my new found freedom on the water, thanks to Bethan and the Club, over the coming years.

Eva D’Souza

After watching the London 2012 Olympics I realised I wanted to give rowing a go, and after living in Henley for quite a while I felt like I had no excuse not to give it a go! I contacted Henley Rowing Club where I was warmly greeted by Bethan who explained all the routes possible into rowing. I realised the best route for me would be to have private tuition with Bethan and now, after 10 sessions I am sculling on my own and really progressing. Bethan is the best tutor I could have asked for, After rowing all her life she is both very advanced in all things rowing but yet extremely patient with a newbie like me. The sessions are precise, motivational, challenging just at the right level and above all fun!

Luke Smith