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Summer Courses 2017
2017 COURSE UPDATE: Bookings are NOW OPEN
UPDATE 23rd June: 50% of our places have now gone. We only have **5** places left in the week 7-11th August, but we have good availability in all other weeks. We may be able to run additional groups, but this cannot be guaranteed and is subject to coach availability and number of sign ups. Please ensure that if requesting this week you nominate a second choice week.
UPDATE 17th June: over 25% of the places have gone, and the week 7-11th August is filling up rapidly. If it is your first choice, please ensure you nominate a back up week as it is possible we will not be able to accommodate you all.
The courses are open to anyone going into school years 7-13 this coming September, and we welcome all abilities.
This summer, we are running 4 weeks:
Week 1: 31st July- 4th Aug
Week 2: 7th Aug- 11th Aug
Week 3: 14th Aug- 18th Aug
Week 4: 21st Aug- 25th 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 11-4, 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, 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 manoueveres. 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 forms which states 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 £120 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 13 hours of intensive coaching and Falcon summer course t-shirt.
The deadline for booking is Monday 10th 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.