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Summer Courses 2019
2019 COURSE UPDATE:
We have now set dates for the 2019 junior rowing summer courses.
The courses are open to anyone going into school years 8-12 this coming September, and we welcome all abilities.
This summer, we are running 5 weeks:
Week 1: 29th July - 2nd Aug
Week 2: 5th Aug - 9th Aug
Week 3: 12th Aug - 16th Aug
Week 4: 19th Aug - 23rd Aug
Week 5: 26th August - 30th Aug
Each course runs over a single week in the summer holidays. The first four days (Monday-Thursday) run for two hours each day, this could be either 10-12, 12-2 or 2-4. On Fridays, the day runs from 11-3, where all the groups from the week come together to participate in fun and relaxed competitions and share lunch together. You are welcome to sign up for more than one week if you like.
The courses are run in groups of 4 or groups of 8, and we arrange groups by age and experience. This means that we can take all abilities, including complete beginner. We can accommodate friendship groups, but only if the experience of the juniors matches up.
For those with experience, the courses are run mostly in single sculls, focusing on small boat skills and manoeuvres. If you are a complete beginner, the course is designed to give you a full introduction to the sport and also doubles as a beginner course should you wish to join us in September. Ultimately though, due to the small groups we run the courses in, each course can be tailored exactly to fit the requirements and wishes of each group.
All juniors will need to sign a consent form stating that they are able to swim at least 50m in light clothing. This is a pre-requisite of taking part. Please note that the courses will inevitably involve a certain amount of capsizing and immersion in the river - this is unavoidable.
The cost of the course is £100 to Falcon members, and £125 to non-Falcon members. Participation at all the days of the course will be required, and the course fee is non-refundable. For this, you get 12 hours of intensive coaching and Falcon summer course t-shirt.
The deadline for booking is Monday 8th July. We will fit everyone in who has booked before this, and anyone who books after will only get a place subject to availability and may not be in a first choice week or group. The timetable will be released shortly after this, and further details will be sent out alongside, including how to pay, what to bring, where to go etc.