What time does the 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.

Who is the summer rowing course suitable for?

Two different courses will run in 2018 to ensure each participant gets the most from their camp. The first three weeks will be a J16 camp designed around progressing from octuples and quads into doubles and singles. The final two weeks are designed for J18 rowers who are aiming to compete at prestigious regattas in the summer.

Please indicate your rowing ability and experience on the application form so you can be grouped together with participants of the same ability.

What is the proportion of boys to girls on each course?

All courses are mixed gender. Accommodation is offered as either all male or all female therefore it tends to differ from week to week. However, we generally see 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 weight lifting technique, core stability and posture, and inspirational talks from elite rowers and Olympians.

Who will be coaching and teaching on the course?

Our summer rowing courses are delivered by highly experienced and qualified rowing coaches, many of whom teach at schools or clubs locally. All coaches are DBS checked.

The afternoon sessions are all taught by qualified teachers and coaches.

What boats will we use to row?

We use all types of boats of the courses from singles to eight’s and octuples. Depending on your ability the coaches will decide what boat you 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.

Is food and drink included in the price?

Yes. We provide mid-morning refreshments and a lunchtime meal for day only participants. Residential participants receive breakfast, mid-morning refreshments, lunch and an evening meal. 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.

Can my I share a room with someone else if I am attending the course on my own?

This is still 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 £46.50 per person, payable on arrival. If you wish to arrive the night before, you must book with Sport Imperial and arrive between 18.00 and 19.00. Please note that this does not include an evening meal, but does include breakfast on the Monday morning.

If you would like to book a Sunday night stay, please add this as an additional item when booking the course online.

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 can I book a place on the course?

To apply for a place on a course, please download and complete the booking form. Email your completed form to rowingcourses@imperial.ac.uk.

Summer Rowing Course Application form 2018 (pdf). Please ensure you download and save the booking form before you begin to complete the fields.

If your application is successful you will receive confirmation via the main correspondence email address you supplied on the application form. This email will contain a link enabling you to make payment online via credit or debit card. You’ll need to make payment within 14 days of receiving your offer to confirm your place.

Please do not attempt to make payment before you have received an official place offer by email.

Due to the popularity of the courses we are unable to reserve places.