This course is aimed at juniors aged 11-18 to participate in all things rowing. The course takes place during the school holidays from 9 am-4 am, Mon-Fri. Participants will spend the majority of their time on the water in single sculls, mixed doubles or quads. They will spend sessions on the rowing machine and will also take part in circuits. We put a strong emphasis on learning proper technique; this helps to prevent injuries and also ensures a solid understanding of the sport. Sport should be lots of fun, and of course, we aim to deliver this too! Location Exeter Rowing Club is located at Exeter Quay, in the Exe Water Sports Association Building. This is near the climbing centre off Haven Banks Road. The address 62 Haven Banks Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8DP A map is at https://www.exeterrowingclub.com/find-us/ Course personnel and equipment Each course will be run by at least two adult club coaches who have received the relevant training from British Rowing and have been DBS checked. Some of our older established junior club rowers (and their parents) may assist with the running of the course under the supervision of the coaches. The club holds full insurance. Dates, timings and refreshments The courses run for five sessions, Monday to Thursday. Sessions will start at 9 am and will finish at around 4 pm. If there are any changes to these times because of the weather, the coaches will let you know. Please let the coaches know by mobile any day if you are going to be late or not coming. We will give you the number to text before the start of the course. Please bring a suitable water bottle, snacks and food for the day. What to wear and advice on valuables We may not be on the water every day, but please bring every day:
- clothing and trainers suitable for reasonably strenuous exercise on land, i.e. on the rowing machines, stretching etc
- bring both trainers and wellies, or sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet
- A towel and a complete change of clothes in case of water accidents.
No clothing or footwear should be expensive fashion items – they could get wet or dirty or lost. The general advice for rowing is that clothing should be light, relatively close-fitting but flexible. Even though this is the summer, warm and waterproof layers are also advisable in your kit bag. No hoodies or other upper garments with unzipped side pockets – thumbs get caught! You may bring mobile phones to the club, as these are useful should rowers need to contact parents. Under no circumstances should they be taken out of the clubhouse during training, especially when on the water Payment Payment is due at time of booking. This fee is non-returnable unless due to a cancellation in good time and we can fill the place What happens after the course? Upon completion of the course, participants may wish to join the club. However, membership is not guaranteed where our junior sessions are at capacity.