Junior summer rowing course

Statement about COVID-19

Due to the continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic and the associated logistical and operational challenges and risks it presents, we will no longer be operating the 2021 Imperial Summer Rowing Course. 

This has been a very difficult decision to make which was driven by the fact that the safety of our customers, staff and students remains our highest priority.  After much-considered deliberation, there was consensus that the running of our programme would present too much risk to all involved in the summer rowing course. 

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on rowingcourses@imperial.ac.uk or 020 7594 9527. 


A five-day intensive course for 14–18 year olds led by top coaches, coxes and fitness experts.

The Boathouse in Putney is home to Imperial College London’s popular Junior summer rowing course, which takes place during the summer of each year.

The course has been developed for junior rowers aged 14 – 18 and is designed to help participants improve their rowing ability, as well as their overall health and fitness over five days.

Available as residential or non-residential options, the Junior summer rowing course runs from Monday to Friday at The Boathouse, on Putney Embankment.

What to expect

All participants will take part in an intensive, five-day, week-long rowing programme. Each day breaks down into two-morning sessions, on the water, followed by a programme of land-based afternoon classes designed to improve the mental and physical aspects of your rowing. This includes: ergo technique, video analysis, strength and conditioning training, nutrition seminars and motivational talks.

Both dates will run as a mixed ability course and are suitable for both junior competitor and junior performance rowers.

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Junior Rowing Courses