Holly Hill

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 23rd Jan 1994 (25 years old)
Club: CUWBC/Isle of Ely
Height: 182cm
Hometown: Slimbridge

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Graduate of British Rowing's World Class Start programme, Holly Hill is a double medallist at U23 level and winner of the 2017 Women's Boat Race.

After joining the highly successful World Class Start programme in 2013, Hill spent her first year at Cambridge University learning to scull. The following year she switched to sweep rowing and raced in the 2015 Women’s Boat Race. In 2017 Holly and her crew triumphed over Oxford by 11 lengths, setting a new course record in the process.

On the international stage Holly has won bronze and silver medals at U23 level, and made her debut with the GB Rowing Team senior squad at the 2017 World Cup in Lucerne, racing in the women’s four. She went on to race in the women’s pair with Cambridge teammate Melissa Wilson at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, finishing fourth.

In the 2019 season Holly has raced in the four and the pair, winning bronze in the latter with Polly Swann at World Cup III.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2019 7th W4-
2018 6th W8+
2017 4th W2-
World Rowing Championships:
2019
7th
W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2018
6th
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
4th
W2-
European Rowing Championships
2018 W8+
European Rowing Championships:
2018
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2019 Rotterdam W2-
2019 Poznan 7th W4-
2018 Linz 4th W8+
2017 Lucerne 6th W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Rotterdam
W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Poznan
7th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Linz
4th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
6th
W4-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2016 W8+
2015 W4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2016
W8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2015
W4-

Beyond the Boat

Holly first signed up to the World Class Start programme after being inspired by watching Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger win gold at the London 2012 Olympics.

She has recently started learning to play the guitar and the piano, which give her something different to focus on and allow her to disconnect from the physical fatigue of rowing. She is also fascinated by politics and spends hours reading opinion pieces on what’s going on in the world, which she says is possibly more exhausting than the rowing…!