In 2014 we introduced a second stage to our Learn to Row courses which lasted 13 weeks. The aim was to further develop the technical skills of those wanting to take their rowing further.
After this second stage people can elect to take their rowing further still in one of the three main squads – the Recreation Squad, the Vets (Masters) Squads or if they want to join with the Senior Men and Women’s squads we run a bespoke Development Squad.
This aims to take people through to competitive rowing, looking at becoming full members of the Senior Squads in the following year.
The Dev Squad will train 4-5 times a week, usually two water sessions in the winter months on Saturday and Sunday and three in the spring and summer months when it is light enough to row in the evenings. Ergo sessions, runs, circuits and weights all feature in the land training.