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City Of Oxford Rowing Club

Junior Squad  

The Junior Squad is open to all members who wish to further their skills in rowing and participate in competitions and regional events.

We are supported by a great coaching team and the wider Club, with the aim of producing competitive crews and improving all athletes, coxes and coaches.

Junior Beginners Rowing Course

Our annual junior beginners’ course for juniors aged 11-12 (School year 7-8) is run once a year in September. The 2018 course is fully subscribed.

The course takes place in 3-hour sessions on 5 Saturdays, and includes a swim test (in a pool), land-based sessions and an introduction to rowing on the river. Juniors are expected to attend all sessions, and parents/carers are encouraged to attend to help move boats and 'spot' or watch juniors on the river.

This is run by several coaches assisted by many of the more experienced juniors. The emphasis in the first year is learning technique and becoming proficient in all the boats, especially the single. The course costs £200 which includes membership of the club until the end of the year. Please let me know if you are interested.

 For more information, please contact me via email: juniors@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

Claire Grainger

Junior Squad Coordinator

About The Squad

This squad includes all junior athletes from 12 to 18 years old. The training emphasis is on long term athlete development, good technique and training to race well. We train up to 6 times a week and this includes the famous Sunday morning heads. This squad has produced many national level crews and some international GB athletes.

We consider children at the age of 11 to 12 years only after their participation in the Junior Beginners Rowing Course (see above). Our next course is in September 2019.

Children older than 12 years will only be considered if they have had previous experience of rowing and after vetting by our coaches.

Temporary Summer Membership

We can only consider juniors if the following are in place:

  • Prior rowing experience essential
  • Swim Test and Capsize drill certificate or confirmation
  • Minimum period of CORC membership 6 months
  • Must also join British Rowing for 3rd party insurance
  • Must provide an adult spotter
  • The spotter must be trained by us
  • Sessions must be supervised by a club coach or official