Rio is 14 days away, but another session of Learn to Row starts July 31st! 

13342917_10157020958400323_7051193956899207094_nHave fun while Getting Fit!

Rowing offers a total body, low impact workout unequaled by any other sport. Unlike most activities, rowing incorporates the use of your legs, core and upper body. Rowers face backward in the boat and combine the power of leverage and precise timing to propel the boat through the water.

Capital Rowing Club’s Learn to Row Class

Designed for the beginner, this popular class will teach you the basics of sweep rowing (one oar per person in boats of either 4 or 8 rowers). Upon class completion, participants are eligible to join Capital Rowing Club.

Teamwork is Everything!

Capital Rowing Club membership gives you a unique experience. We are one big team, supporting each other while we work toward our personal and boathouse goals, with a big helping of fun! Once on board take advantage of all the benefits – Rowing, Strength Training, Social Events, Racing

  • Register!
  • $315 for 30 hours of lessons
  • Class Dates (Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am- Noon) at the Anacostia Community Boat House
  • Session IV: July 31, August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, September 3
  • Session V: September 4, 10, 17, 18, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Now premiering: Lights! Camera! Row!

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Learn the art of rowing at Capital Rowing Club and be a part of a production and editing workshop. Each day includes water time on the Anacostia River and developing a short video as a crew.

General Information

  • Monday, June 20- Friday June 24
  • 9am-4pm
  • Ages: Rising 7th grader or 12 years old – 16 years old
  • Cost: Free
  • To register, email


Kids will have the opportunity to purchase computers refurbished by Phoenix Computers after the week. Thank you for your help Phoenix Computers!


Learn to Row with Capital Rowing Club!


The next session of Learn to Row is about to begin!

Session II: May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 11, 12, 19.

Capital Rowing Club offers an introduction to the sport of rowing for individuals in the Washington, DC area. Each session includes 10 classes, held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (unless otherwise noted) at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The course introduces the basics of rowing — such as language and handling equipment, to performing rowing drills and rowing all eight. The classes are taught by experienced coaches and volunteers.

No previous experience is needed. Each class is limited to 28 students, which allows for personal interaction with coaches, volunteers and other novices. Once novices graduate, they are invited to become club members and get more involved with Capital and their new sport!

Click this link to register. 

Fee: $315 for ten 3-hour classes.

There’s still time to sign up for future classes, too.

  • Session III: June 25, 26, July 2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
  • Session IV: July 31, August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, September 3
  • Session V: September 4, 10, 17, 18, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs and/or email:

Summer Rowing Camp – Spread the News!

12As a result of a grant through DC Trust, Capital Rowing Club is pleased to offer a 6-week free summer rowing camp targeted to African American youth ages 13-18 in wards 6, 7, and 8. The camp will run from 9:00am – 2:30pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00am – 1pm on Fridays. Students will arrive at 9:00am at Capital Rowing Club located at 1900 M Street, SE. Students will end the day at Jan’s Tutoring House located at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.


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National Learn to Row Day – June 6th 2015

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Come learn about rowing at Capital Rowing Club on National Learn to Row Day.

When: 12-3pm on Saturday June 6th, 2015
Where: Anacostia Community Boathouse1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC

For people of all athletic abilities. In 40 minutes from start to finish you will learn the basics of sweep rowing on the Anacostia River. Wear comfortable clothing — not too loose or baggy, athletic shoes, or sandals. Spend the afternoon outdoors on the water!

Rain or Shine!