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Junior Blades Courses - 2017

Junior Blades One (11 16) - Dates updated 30/5/17

The Blades One course is the first step in learning how to Row and Scull. On the course you will learn how to use an indoor rowing machine effectively, learn how to get afloat safely and learn the basic techniques of sculling individually and within a crew. The course will also help you to get to know basic terminology about your boat and oars.

We aim to keep the course as practical and active as possible. Physical exercises are kept gentle on the body as individuals learn the technique; frequent breaks are incorporated into sessions, making the course suitable for all. Instructor feedback is continuous due to a maximum ratio of one instructor to four participants, enabling everyone to progress techniques quickly.

All participants start off at the same level, and there is no pressure to learn quickly. Everyone will make mistakes but the most important thing is to have fun, meet new people and learn something new and if you have any worries the recreational rowers will usually be on hand to tell you first hand what to expect!

Prior experience required:   None

Duration: 4 Days (2 Hours / day)
Days: Monday to Thursday inclusive
Cost: 65
Times: 09:30 - 12:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
2017 Dates: July 24/25/26/27
Aug 7/8/9/10
Aug 14/15/16/17
Aug *29/30/31/ Sept 1
Oct 30/31 Nov 1/2

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where there are Bank Holidays on a Monday, the courses will start on a Tuesday.



Junior Blades Two (11 16) - NEW FORMAT APPLIES FROM MAY 1st 2017

This is a progression on from Blades 1, with the aim to further boat skills into a smaller racing shell. This will allow refinement of skills learnt from Blades 1 and a progression into smaller boats.

NEW FORMAT - by condensing the course to be over two days, with 2 sessions per day and a short break in between, there is more time in the boat and less time waiting around for the parents!

Prior experience required:   Blades 1

Duration: 2 Days (4 hours / day)
Days: Monday and Tuesday inclusive
Cost: 60
Times: 09:00 - 13:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
2017 Dates: July 24/25
Aug 7/8
Aug 14/15
Aug *29/30 - tbc
Oct 30/31

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where the Bank Holiday is on a Monday, the course will be Tuesday/ Wednesday.



Junior Blades Three (11 16) - NEW FORMAT APPLIES FROM MAY 1st 2017

This is a progression on from Blades 2, with the aim to further boat skills into a fine sculling boat. The simple truth of rowing is that once you can row in a fine single, you can row in anything!

NEW FORMAT - by condensing the course to be over two days, with 2 sessions per day and a short break in between, there is more time in the boat and less time waiting around for the parents!

Prior experience required:   Blades 2

Duration: 2 Days (4 hours / day)
Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Cost: 60
Times: 09:00 - 13:00
Coach to Student ratio: 1:4
2017 Dates: July 26/27
Aug 9/10
Aug 16/17
*Aug 31/ Sept 1 - tbc
Nov 1/2

These are the main courses that shall be run. Should demand dictate, more will be run.

*Where the Bank Holiday is on a Monday, the course will be Thursday/ Friday.



For further information, please contact Mike Hnatiw or Daniel John at CBWAC.

Tel: (029) 2035 3912 or email: mhnatiw@cardiff.gov.uk or daniel.john@cardiff.gov.uk