Education Opportunities – Hibernia College

Rowing Ireland, the National Governing Body for rowing in Ireland, is delighted to be forming a close association with Hibernia College.  Rowing is one of the fastest-growing sports in Ireland, with 4,000 competitive members in 2014.

Historically, rowing has been one of Ireland’s most successful international sports, with several World Champions, Junior World Championship and U23 World Championship titles. This month, Sanita Puspure won a bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships, just losing to the current Olympic Champion by 0.3 seconds.

Rowing is a demanding sport that requires a high level of aerobic fitness. Elite rowers train between 14 and 16 times every week in order to succeed at international level. The training for rowing incorporates on-the-water training in boats, weight lifting, cycling and running. It can be difficult for elite rowers to combine such a demanding training regime, with 2-3 training sessions every day, with a traditional full-time college course or job.

For ambitious rowers who want to combine training at an elite level with furthering their long-term career prospects, a more flexible approach to college is ideal.

Any rowers who are interested in pursuing a course with Hibernia College can contact hamish.adams@rowingireland.ie for more information.

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