Junior summer rowing course

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.

Junior competitor

For early experience levels, you will focus on progressing from quads and doubles to singles, and improving sculling technique. For those athletes moving to sweep rowing, there will be the opportunity to train in eights and fours during the week.

Junior performance

For those with advanced experience, there will be a performance focus in a single scull and the sweep rowers will focus on coxless fours and pairs. The ambition will be to prepare the athletes for competing in top boats at prestigious regattas in the summer.

Course dates

Monday 3 August – Friday 7 August 2020 (Male only residential accommodation)

Monday 10 August – Friday 14 August 2020 (Female only accommodation)

Course fees

Non-residential course: £550 per person

Residential course: £780 per person

Additional accommodation for Sunday evening is also available to residential participants, who would like to arrive before the course starts. This can be booked via the application form.

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