Bishops Rowing Club - Eton Experience

18 August 2022

Our Grade 9 rowers recently went on a tour to the UK to visit the rowers at Eton, and gain valuable training.
They trained at Dorney lake, which is a breath-taking body of water, Etons' backyard and the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games. 
The purpose of the tour was to learn how to row with one blade (sweep oar). Each day had an average of three training sessions, where the coaches gave advice and held Q&As daily. Our rowers were fortunate enough to have two athletes from the British Rowing Squad, one being from the British Woman’s Quad assist with tips, advice and answer many questions our Grade 9 rowers had for them!
This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Experiencing both the culture and the rowing was a thrilling opportunity, special thanks to our parents and the rowing club for creating the link with Eton.