Coaching, Technology and Sports Science
One day rowing conference with international experts, coaches and analysts.
Network with world leading coaches and academics and learn how others improve the performance of their team.
Learn how to help your athletes avoid injury, develop their skills and how to reach peak performance.
Rowers Conference 2018
Last year at Rowers Conference, we discussed Women in Sport, Technology, Rowing & Education and Building a Robust Athlete.
With 120 delegates, the sellout event was a huge success.
We look forward to welcoming you to our innovative 2019 conference.
We will be covering 3 main themes at the conference
- Building a Successful Programme
Structure of the day
All delegates will hear our three Keynote Speakers.
The rest of the day we will hold three presentations simultaneously, enabling delegate to chose a room and listen to whichever talk they wish.
Great day out
Rowers Conference is popular because of the warm welcoming atmosphere! Delegates mingle and network over a cups of coffee, light bites and a delicious lunch.
The content of all the talks is broad and interesting, our conference has an open and topical agenda where the latest developments in sports science are discussed. We want to give delegates the opportunity to discuss and question different and interesting approaches within sport. Giving everyone practical take aways to apply in their own day to day rowing.
Meet our Speakers
Senior Bursar, Homerton College Cambridge
Former Performance Director, British Rowing
Chief Coach, St. Pauls School
Sessions are organised into 3 themes. You have the flexibility to attend whichever talk will help you most. Switch between rooms form session to session.
Event registration & Coffee
Delegates arrive and register. Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks available to all before Introduction and first Keynote.
David Townsend will get the day off with a brief introduction and welcome to all the delegates. David will frame the day and explain how the day will flow.David Townsend
The Development of British Rowing since funding began
Sir David Tanner has shepherded Rowing into the professional era. Bringing the sport into its golden age. We will be given insights into how the advent of funding fundamentally revolutionised British Rowing.Sir David Tanner
Building and Running a Successful School Rowing Programme
St. Pauls School had a dramatic season with success in the US as well as winning all events in the British Rowing Calendar 2018. Also numerous Junior International representations including the only school to produce two double Junior World Champions, and they were in the same year.
Bobby will give us some insight into the ups and downs that have brought him and the School such success.
How England Women's rugby became World Class
Deborah has been one of the leading lights in Women’s Rugby. Deborah is an exceptional speaker with an interesting and engaging story to tell. Deborah will tell us the story from being a University Rugby player at University College London to the being the mastermind behind the inception of Britsh University Rugby and through to creating and running the 1st Women’s Rugby World Cup.Deborah Griffin
How live Telemetry data improves performance
Long gone are the days where you strapped you watch around your stretcher in order to get your stroke rate. Michael will give a great insight into how a very small amount of information from devices on the boat can lead to remarkably quick changes in rowing technique. Plus how they enable the athletes to self-correct even after the coach has moved onto the next athlete.Ben Churchill
Determination and use of power output in the rowing practice.
Lotte has been working on a Phd modeling the effects of body mass on power in rowing. Our sport is moving towards measuring training using wattage. The debate on how best to measure this has been a large topic for discussion. Lotte will challenge the accuracy of such measurement as well as give us an insight into how important training to power will become, as all athletes training time is limted.Lotte Lintmeijer
GPS - How it works and how to use it
Harm spoke at the R1 Rowers Conference in 2017 about his Regatta Management system. This time Harm will be explaining how GPS technology works. Looking at both its strengths and weakness’. Harm will also show how clubs can use GPS to time training sessions without needing a stopwatch.Harm Hermsen
Biomechanics that move the boat
Conny will be reviewing four years of telemetry data from one Univerisity Club that she has been working with. Conny will be showing what sorts of changes are possible in that period of time. Conny will also give insight into what it took to make those changes and show how the changes were not universally adpoted.Dr. Conny Draper
Turning Rowing Data into Performance Improvement
Sander will show how routinely using power measurement in practice settings can help athletes implement optimal pacing strategies for sprint and head races independent of weather conditions. Plus will delve into how routine use of per stroke data collection and effective online tools can make coaching geographically dispersed athletes more effective.Sander Roosendaal
Performance Biology and Elite Sporting Performance. What realty matters?
The Science behind better management of back injuries
Fiona has been working as part of a large global project involving medical professionals from around the world looking into the causes and management of back pain in rowers. We will be the first public event to hear the outcomes of this extensive research.Dr. Fiona Wilson
Making the athlete/coach/parent triangle work for everyone
Coaches have to navigate the line between making athletes independent and responsible for their training and performance. Parents are a big part of supporting coaches in that developmental process. Eira will give some insight into how this communication triangle can be made to work in the most effective way.Eira Parry
How to build a successful rowing club
Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness.
Located on the Charles River, an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system, CRI was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the United States. CRI is committed to its mission of enriching the greater community and provides broad-based programs for youth and adults of all skill levels—from novice to elite.
Bruce will give us an insight into how that club was setup and how a club with 1000 daily users is run on a daily basis.Bruce Smith
Rigging: principles and effects on rowing
Peter was the cox of the Dutch rowing VIII for many years. Now as head coach of Skoll Rowing club in the Netherlands. Peter is going to discuss some of the finer details and practices around rigging and personalisation there of.Peter Wiersum
An insight into US College Rowing
Bill will explain how the US Collegiate Rowing system works. With extensive experience in this space, Bill will also give an insight as to the ethical and performance values that programmes he has been involved in operate.William Manning
We are grateful to the R3 sponsors.
Thank you for getting behind our vision and for helping to make it a reality. We are excited to be able to bring another group of world leading experts to Dorney Lake, this would not be possible without your support!