Learn to Row at Capital Rowing Club! Over 10 classes, you’ll learn the basics of the stroke, enjoy challenging workouts, and begin to row in the boat together with your crew!
Graduates from Learn to Row have moved on to become members of our other sweep and sculling programs.
Register now! Session 1 begins on April 7, but you can sign up for any one of our 5 sessions that take place throughout the year!
Last week, Capital athletes traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for US Rowing Masters Nationals at Riverside Park. Rowers represented Capital well, capturing 11 medals. A full list of results is available at HereNOW
- Womens Open C 8+. Bronze: C. Elias
- Womens Ltwt B 1x. Gold: S. Acerra
- Mens Open F 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
- Womens Open B 8+. Silver: J. Battistini (Capital Composite)
- Mixed C 4+. Silver: M. Neumann
- Mens Club E 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
- Womens Club B 8+. Gold: J. Battistini
- Womens Ltwt D 1x. Silver: R. Hollins
- Womens Club D 4+. Gold: R. Hollins
- Womens Ltwt D 2x. Gold: R. Hollins/S. Acerra
- Womens Open B 4+. Silver: J. Reilly (Capital Composite)
Congratulations to all of our athletes!
When: August 26–30, 5:20 a.m.
Are you a current or former competitive rower looking for a new club? Are you looking to improve your technical skills and overall strength? Then Capital Rowing Club’s Competitive Sweep Program
is the place for you!
Capital Competitive Sweep men and women have returned from Grand Rapids, Michigan, after another exciting Masters Nationals, and will be hosting tryouts August 26–30. On water evaluation will take place during practice. Please plan to arrive no later than 5:20 a.m.
If you are interested in trying out or have any questions please reach out to our reps:
Congratulations to all of our CARP athletes who attended the BAYADA Regatta in Philadelphia on August 17. Capital athletes raced in eight events, winning six gold and two silver medals!
Celebrate CARP’s 10th anniversary by volunteering, donating, or purchasing a t-shirt!
The next tryouts for the Capital Juniors program are August 26, 27, 29, and 30, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. There will be no practice on Wednesday, August 28.
Tryout week is for any interested new rower (no experience necessary) in grades 8-12. The location is 1900 M Street, SE and upperclassmen and coaches will be at Potomac Ave Metro at 4:00 pm to walk students down to the boathouse on the first day.
Tryouts include 4 days of participation in the program after school from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Participation in all 4 days is highly encouraged. The week gives students the chance to learn the basics of rowing, some small relays, a friendly chat with a coach, and lots of fun team-building games!
Want to tryout? Find out more here and come visit us August 26, 27, 29, and 30th.
This upcoming weekend marks the 38th anniversary of one of our favorite events, the Bayada Regatta. Each year, CARP seizes the opportunity to attend this all-adaptive regatta hosted on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. This race is the nation’s oldest and largest all-adaptive rowing, also known as para-rowing, competition. CARP coordinates the participation of as many athletes as are available and interested in racing, ranging from Novice Inclusion events (first-time competitors with a volunteer bow partner), to the newest Elite 1x race using racing shells with or without pontoons. This year, we have 6 athletes and 9 staff/coaches/volunteers participating.
Bayada is a weekend-long experience for our attendees- beginning with travel and carpool Friday afternoon, the evening Jolly-Up event mingling with teammates (our own and others), and coaches meetings. Saturday morning races start at 0800 (with our coaches and volunteers starting rigging and organizing around 0630) and go until 1500. Saturday evening is a supported banquet, where each team is recognized and there is a special presentation of the Leo Reilly Award. The banquet is a night of food, fun, music, and dancing; CARP has historically been the first one on and the last one off the dance floor!
This event remains one of my favorite of the entire year due to the comradery displayed; all teams and all athletes really look out for and support each other, from sharing equipment to enable everyone the opportunity to get on the water, to cheering for all opponents. One of the most unique parts of the regatta is the Tupperware bins in which athletes place their prosthetics, canes, and other assistive devices to be transported from the launching to landing docks; often you will see volunteers running with an arm, leg, or wheelchair from dock to dock, and the best part is- this is expected!
I encourage everyone who knows someone in the Philly area to share that the Bayada regatta is this Saturday, August 17th (and of course with my bias, to come cheer on CARP)! I also encourage you to mark your calendars and consider helping out at Bayada next year! Go CARP, Go Capital!
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