Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: Easter Rowing Training Camps

Monday 29 April 2019

The Senior and J16 rowers travelled to Laias, Spain for their Easter training camp, while the J15s enjoyed similarly glorious weather in Shrewsbury for their training camp over the Easter weekend.

The Cerlac Training Centre provided the perfect base for high-quality training for the Seniors and J16s, with excellent facilities and a fantastic stretch of water on the Castrelo Reservoir.

The crews had access to a physio, swimming pool and delicious food in their down-time to aid recovery between academic work and training.

The weather was glorious, with calm flat water most days.

A huge thank you to the school coaches and staff at the Centre, who made the trip so productive and enjoyable.

A few days later, training for the J15s took place at the School Boathouse. Thanks to the beautiful conditions, the pupils were able to spend the majority of their three sessions a day on the water.

Over the course of the four days the boys and girls made huge progress in singles, doubles and pairs before taking part in crew selections to form strong crews by the end of the camp.

Easter Sunday brought some egg-shaped treats and dinner at Lyons' Den to celebrate the half-way point of the athletes’ hard work.

The camp was the perfect opportunity to blow off some cobwebs after three weeks’ holiday and get a step ahead on preparations for the Summer Term regattas.

Athol Hundermark (Director of Rowing) and Olivia Walters

Please click on the large image below to open and scroll through a gallery of photos from the Camps.

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