Applications for the Junior summer rowing course will open in early 2020. Fill out our contact form to register your interest. Our team will be in touch to confirm your place, once your application has been successfully completed and approved.
Please do not attempt to make payment before you have received an official offer by email. Due to the popularity of this course, we are unable to reserve places.
Suitable training kit for a maximum of three training sessions per day.
Suitable footwear for boating on the Tideway. Either Wellington boots or flip-flops. Trainers are not permitted. A limited number of Wellington boots are provided at The Boathouse, please provide your own flip-flops.
A water bottle. This must be full before each session and carried with you at all times.
Lunch and break time refreshments are provided, you are welcome to supply any additional snacks or refreshments you require.
Spending money. Please budget for your personal expenses throughout the course and during your time in London.
Towels are provided for residential participants. Non-residential rowers will need to provide their own towels.
What time does the Junior summer rowing course run?
The first session begins at 09.00 daily, therefore we ask participants to arrive by 08.45 ready for a prompt start. The afternoon session finishes at 16.00 with the exception of Friday, which ends at 15.00 to allow participants to travel home.
Who is the Junior summer rowing course suitable for?
The Junior summer rowing course is available to Junior rowers aged 14 – 18, with some prior experience. This mixed ability course is suitable for early experience rowers to advanced rowers.
What is the proportion of males to females on each course?
The course is mixed gender however, accommodation is offered as either all male or all female. Generally, there is an even split of boys and girls.
How much time is spent rowing each day?
Weather permitting, there are two rowing sessions per morning lasting between 60 to 90 minutes each. The afternoon is then dedicated to sessions on land, including technique and fitness.
What do participants do during the afternoon session?
The afternoon sessions cover various topics to support participants’ rowing technique and overall fitness. Sessions generally include; sports nutrition, correct weightlifting technique, core stability and posture, and inspirational talks from elite rowers and Olympians.
Who will be coaching and teaching on the course?
Our Junior summer rowing course is delivered by highly experienced and qualified rowing coaches, many of whom have competed at an international level and teach at schools or clubs locally. All coaches are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. Find out more about your coaches, here.
What boats will we use to row?
We use a range of boats for the Junior summer rowing course, from singles to eight’s and octuples. Depending on your ability the coaches will decide what boat you will go out in each session. If you want to concentrate on one discipline more than the other i.e. sculling, please note this down on the application form when applying.
What's included in the course fee?
Lunch and break time refreshments are provided for all participants
Use of Imperial College Boat Club boats, blades and gym equipment
The residential option includes a shared twin accommodation at The Boathouse and three meals per day
Experienced and professional coaches
What food will we be eating?
Our catering team prepares a carefully designed lunch on-site for all participants based upon their training schedule for the week. Fruit and refreshments will be available for the mid-morning break.
Breakfast and an evening meal will also be provided for all residential participants.
Participants should bring any other snacks with them.
We endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements, however, this requires advance notice so please note this on the application form when booking.
Where is the accommodation?
The accommodation is on-site in a fully self-contained flat above The Boathouse. All rooms contain twin beds and are shared between two people. Find out more about our accommodation, here.
Can my I share a room with someone else if I am attending the course on my own?
This is possible, but please book early as we only have a limited number of rooms available.
Can I arrive the night before the course starts?
Yes, it is possible to book an early arrival at a cost of £55 per person, payable on arrival.
This must be indicated on your application form and you will be required to pay the fee online at the time of booking.
If you are staying on the Sunday night, you must arrive at The Boathouse between 18.00 and 19.00. Please note that this does not include an evening meal, but does include breakfast on the Monday morning.
Are evening activities organised for residential participants?
Yes. A range of evening activities will be offered, for example, ten pin bowling, swimming, etc. However, please be aware these activities will incur an additional charge to the participant.
How do I get to The Boathouse?
The Boathouse is located on the Putney Embankment, just a 13-minute walk from Putney Bridge underground station.
The safety of our rowing students is of paramount importance to us and we provide a number of security measures, including:
Our residence has fob security entry.
Key members of staff hold qualifications in child protection and all staff members working on the programme have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Complete the online form to apply for the 2020 Junior summer rowing course.