Because learning takes a lifetime
The French Rowing Class (FRC) association arose from an encounter between a teacher-researcher of INSA-Lyon, who is passionate about rowing, and two coaches from the French rowing team, who have competed and won medals at the world level.
Corinne Dorel, Charles Imbert and Daniel Fauché share the conviction that learning lasts a lifetime. The main purpose of the FRC is to offer training focused on the sensation and the pleasure of rowing, emphasizing aesthetics and physical integrity.
Current training to support the quest to gain the ultimate pleasure of ‘gliding’ the water surface, often lacks involvement of top level athletes both in France, and more widely in the world.
The FRC therefore not only provides high-end equipment but essentially these top athletes, with the coaching and monitoring tools developed for their training being made available to all.
The aim is not confined to providing training in the FRC cradle of the Rhône-Alpes, with “rowing camps” being hosted in a number of top rowing basins across France.
The FRC is committed to the full ‘flowering’ of participants, promoting activities focused on maintaining health, well-being and conviviality.
Two of the three founders, Charles Imbert and Daniel Fauché, are honed to the highest level of international rowing, while Corinne Dorel is qualified in synthetic biology (iGEM competition created by MIT, MA, USA) which is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering.
The experience of competing with the world’s best has laid the foundation for the FRC and for the ambition to influence rowing at regional, national and international levels.
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