The Rowing Academy aims to introduce novices to rowing, whilst developing practised rowers to a higher level. The team of qualified coaches will instruct junior rowers to use a variety of boats from single sculls to eights. Coaches will focus on mastering and improving techniques, and instruction on best practice for equipment use. This academy offers junior rowers an unrivalled opportunity to experience rowing and develop their skills.
We will transport children to and from the boat house each day, except on the last day when parents are welcome to come and watch the rowers' new skills from the boat house (details will be provided nearer the time).
For novices, the Academy will cover the following:
For advanced rowers, the academy will cover:
For Day 1 capsize drill, please bring the following clothing to swim in:
This will be worn during the capsize drill and it will all get wet so please bring two additional changes of clothing so these can be worn in session 2 and 3 of the first day. The swim test on day 1 morning will be 50m swim (2 lengths), treading water for 2 minutes and swimming underwater for 5m.
Should your son / daughter fall in during session 2, they can simply get into dry kit and continue.
Please can children also bring the following every day:
The swim test on Monday morning would be 50m, treading water for two minutes and swimming underwater for 5m.