Rowing Training Camp in France

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The concept of « Rowing Training Camp in France» by the French Rowing Class,

The Rowing Camp, an innovative approach

For the first time in France and in Europe, the French Rowing Class offers access to quality material and training by  highly qualified coaches (they are used to prepare French elite rowers for national and international competitions and/or have been rowing at international level themselves).

In addition to private rowing lessons that can fit your agenda and technical need, the FRC offers through their Rowing Camps an intensive training  (4 or 5 consecutive days).


The Rowing Camps is actually pretty simple: spend  4 to 5 days in an great place to row (e.g. Mimizan lake, Vouglans lake) with top equipment and very high level coaches. Training will be a mixture of solo and team rowing.

We welcome all: people that can already row as well as beginners. The objective is to get everybody to progress in a short time. The Rowing Camp is a new form of rowing training camp for all recreationnal rowers independently of their interest in competition. The rower that trains by himself for ten years at a club or the one who has just started rowing in the year will not have the same training sessions on the water, but the Rowing Camp coaching is adapted to suit everyone.

Rowing solo is helping you to progress; but team rowing is also very beneficial  as we learn to adapt. The Rowing Camp is a mixture of both. A lot can be achieved in 5 days rowing camp!”

A rowing camp for whom?

The FRC Rowing Camp is intended for all rowers who wish to receive quality guidance to improve their stroke and fitness. To reach this goal both rowing technic and physical training will be used.

For an exclusive experience

The FRC commits to provide an unforgettable experience thanks to our passionate and qualified coaches. These professionals decided to use their experience as elite trainers / rowers to help you improve in a safe environment.

It’s not just about the sport

Furthermore, moments of relaxation will also be scheduled at our Rowing Camps through introductions to various other sports and local gastronomic experiences. Key words here are sport, conviviality and open-mindedness, all embedded in the FRC staff members’ “DNA”.

Where the champions train

Locations selected for the FRC Rowing Camps are the ones that host rowers of the French national team. They are all equipped with everything you need for training, comfort and accomodation. The FRC wants to make sure that you can train efficiently and safely.

The rowing camp enables an efficient and fast progression thanks to an intensive and personalized teaching.

A customized program

In such invigorating and preserved surroundings (far away from big towns), the multidisciplinar staff of the FRC offers programs that favors a global approach. They combine sport activities (may be an early morning workout sessions and two rowing outings per day if you are fit enough), wellness sessions (streching), fun activities (e.g. introduction to surf, golf or standup paddleboard), and most interesting video analysis of rowing sessions.

A typical day is composed of

  • Possibly a morning workout session (depending on the number of coaches, therefore function of the number of participants);
  • a balanced breakfast to get through the morning;
  • a rowing session (1x, 2x, 2-, 4x depending on your level). Duration 1h-1h30;
  • a lunch at the sports center restaurant;
  • a relaxing time folllowing lunch;
  • a second rowing session (1x, 2x, 2-, 4x) followed by a stretching session;
  • a snack;
  • an iniation to a fun activity or a stretching session;
  • a dinner at the sports center restaurant, or a barbecue, or a dinner at a local restaurant;
  • a video analysis session (minimum twice during the camp at the beginning, and then at the end: you will not recognise yourself)..

To be most effective, these camps last 4 to 5 days, during which you will benefit from a personalized assistance. You will be able to feel your progress through the first few sessions. Session by session, your stroke will get more accurate, you will gain efficiency, the boat will glide better…

Save the date

The FRC organises 4 to 6 rowing camps per year, depending on availibility. Please see below for details about upcoming and past rowing camps.

RC15 – MIMIZAN (South West France) 4 days 16 to 19 February 2019 – Finished Open to all rowers 519 or 759 €

(without or with food & lodging)

RC16 – MIMIZAN (South West France) 5 days 11 to 15 May 2019 – Registration closed.
Open to all
639 or 939 €
(without or with food & lodging)
RC17 – MULHOUSE (North East France) 5 days 5 to 9 August 2019 Impaired Vision rowers 639 or 939 €

without or with food & lodging

RC18 – MULHOUSE (North East France) 5 days 12 to 16 August 2019 Teens, 13 to 17 years old
639 to 939 €
without or with food and lodging
RC19 – BELLECIN (East France – Jura) 5 days 26 to 30 August 2019 Open to all rowers 639 or 999 €

without or with food & lodging


Past Rowing Camps

Rowing Camp Mimizan III #Mimizan2016

French Rowing Training Camp at Mimizan, Landes, Fr Dates : from the 22nd to the 26th of Octobre 2016 Détails & program coming soon ...

Training Rowing Camp #Mimizan2016

The next training camp of the French Rowing Class will be held in Mimizan from 23 to 27th of April 2016. Caution! Limited places !

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