Imperial’s Summer Junior Rowing Courses focuses on improving your rowing ability as well as your overall health and fitness over five days. The courses run from Monday to Friday.

What’s a typical day like?

Morning

09.00

Two water sessions (water conditions depending). Morning sessions will include a longer endurance session and a shorter technique session. This will build towards race prep and a race finale on the last day of each course.
Mid-morning break – fruit and refreshments.

Lunch

13.00

Meals and refreshments provided.

Afternoon

Land-based sessions designed to improve the mental and physical aspects of your rowing.

Afternoon rowing orientated fitness seminars can include:

• Ergo
• Circuit Training
• Strength and Conditioning
• Video Analysis
• Nutrition
• Recovery
• Stretching
• Core stability
• Yoga
• A talk from a professional Olympic rower

Finish

16.00

The course concludes at 16.00 daily, apart from Friday which finishes at 15:00 to allow participants to travel home.

Evening

A timetable of supervised events will run in the evening for the residential course attendees. The cost of these activities will be additional to the cost of the course.

KEY INFORMATION

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Location

Embankment, Putney

The Boathouse is a 13-minute walk from Putney Bridge station.  Rowing will take place on The River Thames going upstream from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge, known as The Championship Course. Afternoon sessions will take place in the boathouse in the Bill Mason Club room or the gym.

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Coaches

Top coaches, coxes and fitness experts

Coaches are selected on their proven track record for coaching rowing to a high level. All have an excellent experience of rowing and coaching on Tideway waters and many have an international rowing career under their belt. All coaching is done from a coaching launch (motor boat) so the coach can stay in close contact with their crews at all times.

Coach profiles will be announced here in the spring.