National Learn to Row Day — 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn more about rowing? Come down to Capital Rowing Club for National Learn to Row Day on June 3 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We’ll teach you the basics of rowing, offer a boathouse tour and get you out on the river! Bring your friends and family and come on down and see what rowing is all about!
Date: June 3rd
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC

2017: Learn to Row with Capital Rowing!


The 2017 Season of Learn to Row is about to begin!

Session I: March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29.

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: $325 for ten 3-hour classes.

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

  • Session I:  March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29
  • Session II:  May 13, 14, 20, 21, June 3, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25
  • Session III:  July 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, August 5
  • Session IV: August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, September 9, 10, 16, 17
  • Session V: September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

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

Congrats to the 2017 Board of Directors!

Many thanks to all who voted in the elections. Please find below Capital’s 2017 elected Board of Directors and Program Reps. Congratulations to our newest leadership team; we are excited for 2017!

A HUGE thank you to our Volunteer of the Year: Jim Aust. Jim, you spend countless hours fixing boats, gluing oar handles, ordering parts, driving trailers, teaching others how to follow in your footsteps and so much more. Thank you for your time and wisdom (and thank you to your wife for the space in the fridge for the glue). Words can not express our gratitude for all you do for the club.

2017 Capital Rowing Club Elected Officials 
President — Kirsten Peterson (2 year term, entering 1st year)
VP of Resources –Jame Mauro (2 year term, entering 2nd year)
VP of Operations — Gretchen Abell
VP of Membership — Toni Kerns
Secretary — Karen “KZ” Zareski
Directors at Large:
Abigal Potter
Caryn Muellerleile
Kate Beukenkamp
Steven Fondriest
Social Director
Jacqueline Battistini
Program Reps:
CARP — Joe Tezak
Club AM — Mark Lance
Club PM — Mary McMenamin and Lain Wilson
Club Sculling — Chantel Sheaks
Comp Sculling — Rob Best
Comp Men — Craig “Capital Will Be Great Again”  McKay
Comp Women — Lauren Cisek
SAW (co-reps) — Sarah Grimes and Susie Allen Serpinski
If you have any questions, please submit them to On behalf of the 2016 Board of Directors, it has been a pleasure to serve the Club, and we look forward to closing out another successful year at Capital Rowing Club and welcoming the 2017 officials.

2015-2016 Erg Room Schedule

Erg Room Schedule

Capital Rowing Club programs

Times are regulated by ACBA and are subject to change.

MONDAYS 4:30PM – 6:00PM Capital Juniors

6:00PM – 7:30PM CARP

7:30PM – 9:00PM Club Sweep

TUESDAYS 5:00AM – 6:00AM Comp Sweep

4:30PM – 6:00PM Capital Juniors

WEDNESDAYS 6:00AM – 7:00AM Comp Sculling

6:00PM – 7:30PM CARP & Club Sculling

7:30 – 9:00PM Club Sweep

THURSDAYS 6:00AM – 7:00AM Comp Sweep

4:30PM – 6:00PM Capital Juniors

FRIDAYS 4:30PM – 6:00PM Capital Juniors



11:00AM – 12:00PM CARP

12:00PM – 1:30PM Club Sweep

1:45PM – 3:15PM Club Sweep

3:30PM – 5:00PM Learn to Row

SUNDAYS 3:30PM – 5:00PM Learn to Row

Winter Program Guidelines for ACBA Clubhouse

ACBA fully supports the use of the boathouse during the winter months for organized group training sessions. But it is assumed all members will take responsibility for keeping the space clean, and properly securing and closing down the site after usage. The boathouse should NOT be used for individual workouts, only organized trainings or meetings supervised by a coach or team representative.


  • Always lock all doors and gates after your training session.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Turn off all fans.
  • Turn off all heaters. Once the room is heated you can turn them off and save electricity.
  • Unless the outside temperature drops significantly, the heaters in the bathrooms should always be off. There is no need to turn the heaters on inside the bathrooms for normal daily usage.
  • Clean up after your workout, and leave the room ready for the next group.
  • Take out trash and recyclables regularly and never leave any food on site.
  • If you find something broken, please report it immediately. If you find lights on or doors unlocked, please report that too. With fewer members on site daily, we need everyone to take responsibility for reporting problems or improper use of the facility so the issues can be addressed quickly.