If you would like to commit for the fall season, please register below.
These must be turned prior to participation on the water
Swim Test Form (only required for new rowers)
- Anyone between the ages of 13-18 is eligible.
- The Capital Juniors Competitive Fall Rowing Program is a fun way for experienced rowers to build their rowing skills and conditioning this summer. Team members will have the opportunity to scull and sweep under the supervision of a team of Capital Rowing Club coaches. We will practice 5 days per week, 4:30pm - 6:15pm at the Anacostia Community boathouse, and race at competitive regional regattas.
- WHEN: The fall season will run from Tuesday September 3rd until approximatly Friday November 8th with practice from 4:15pm until 6:15pm Monday through Friday. As normal, the first week of practice will be "tryout week," after which we expect athletes to commit for the season. During this time (September 3rd - 6th), anyone can try out the sport to see if they like it, without having to commit.
- WHERE: 1900 M St. SE Washington DC 20003.
- HOW MUCH: For the fall season, there is a $250 requested donation. We will not let money get in the way of anyone rowing, so we ask that you pay as much as you are able. Register here!
- FALL REGATTAS:
- 9/28/2013: Head of the Anacostia Regatta, Anacostia Community Boathouse, Washington, DC
- 9/29/2013: Scullers Head of the Potomac, Thompson's Boat Center, Washington, DC
- 10/5/2013: Occoquan Challenge, Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Virginia
- 10/13/2013: Occoquan Chase, Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Virginia
- 11/2/2013-11/3/2013: Head of the Occoquan, Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Virginia
Welcome! We are so glad that you are interested in joining our club.
- DATES: September 3rd through November 8th
- TIME: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:15 pm.
- WHERE: 1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
- COST: Suggested donation of $250 per rower. We will not let money get in the way of anyone rowing - we ask that you pay as much as you are able. Register here!
- REGATTAS: TBD.
- GOALS: To introduce the sport of rowing to local teens age 13-19. No experience is required and everyone is welcome to join. Novices will learn:
- Body mechanics of the stroke
- Fundamental boat topics such as set, run, ratio, and timing
- Blade (oar) technique
- Use of rowing machine (ergometer or "erg")
- Introduction to training and racing
- Boat safety
- Equipment terminology and care
- WHAT TO WEAR: Wear athletic cloths that are close-fitting, but comfortable. Be aware that you will get a little wet (from oars splashing, not swimming), so be sure that you are comfortable with your clothes getting wet. Bring socks, athletic shoes, and water everyday!
- EXPECTATIONS: Crew is a very time intensive sport, but is also very fun and rewarding. Daily attendance is expected so that we can have a fun and be successful. A typical practice may include:
- Land coaching via demonstration on the ergs
- Light erg sessions to practice technique and body mechanics
- Rowing on the water using a training barge or in 8-person or 4-person rowing shells.