Rowing is a total body workout that builds physical and mental stamina. If you join our team you will get in great shape!
We are a competitive co-ed team for high school students, whit rowers from many different schools.
Our team’s ambition is to compete nationally and internationally. Many of our former rowers go on to row in college.
DC National Rowing Club will be hosting virtual information meetings for those who would like to know more about our team and our programs. To register please select the meeting you would like to attend and enter your email address in the box near the bottom of the page.
Our Learn To Row program serves as an introduction to the sport of rowing. Led by our experienced coaching staff, students will learn the basics of the rowing stroke and boat handling. In order to observe social distancing ordinances, these will be run exclusively in our fleet of single sculls.
This means that space is limited to ten rowers per session. We ask that you only register for one week to allow as many students to participate as possible. If space runs out, please join the wait list as we may be able to add another session if there is enough interest.
If you are unable to join us for a Learn To Row session, you may still register for our fall novice program with no rowing experience (registration details to come.)
Capsizing in a learn to row class is unlikely, as the singles will be equipped with stabilizing pontoons, however, rowers will be in a dynamic environment so every rower must provide a swim proficiency statement signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to joining. This form can be found below and should be emailed to email@example.com prior to the start of the program.
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We will be running a fall 2020 program through the use of our fleet of single sculls. We welcome rising 9th through 12th graders to register for our fall season. No experience is needed to join. Fall registration will be available in August. For more information about our club and programs please consider attending a virtual information meeting offered by our coaching staff. Meeting times are linked in the "information session" section above.
Rowers should meet in the parking lot where the road ends at 13015 Riley’s Lock Road, Poolesville. (See map. The blue arrow is the drop off point.) Please be in the lot ten minutes prior to the start of practice so we can walk together to the practice area (red arrow). Please pick up your rower up ten or so minutes after the end of practice by the blue arrow. The kids will need to return from the other side of the creek which takes a few minutes. Don’t worry, as they learn it will become a quicker transition!