Are you in the military and interested in rowing? Come check out Capital Rowing Club’s new military Learn to Row program, and learn alongside other service members.
Read more about the Learn to Row program, and register here.
This Learn to Row class is for Active Duty US Military ONLY.
Session 1 class dates: May 12, 19, 20, June 2, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 30, July 1
Classes meet on Saturday and Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For all ages 18 and up
Novices will learn:
- Basics of the rowing stroke
- Fundamental rowing topics such as ratio and timing
- Practice rowing together as a “crew”
- Gain familiarity with challenging rowing-based workouts and physiology
- Introduction to training and racing
- Boat safety in addition to learning the parts of rowing boats and oars and how to handle them.
- Introduction to equipment terminology and care
Class attire should be close fitting workout clothing and have socks (e.g. spandex bottoms and close fitting tops). No loose-leg material as it may catch in the rolling seats when rowing. Please wear caps or visors and wear sunscreen. For cooler days please make sure you layer.
Capital Rowing Club is pleased to announce the dates of it’s 2018 Indoor Learn to Row Program. There will be 2 sessions (see dates below). Each session will consist of 8- 90 minute classes. Classes are on Saturday from 2:30-4:00 pm and on Sunday from 12:30-2:00 pm– (please note the different start times) for 4 weeks. When you sign up for a session it is recommended you come to all 8 classes. Each class builds from technique you learn in the previous class-we understand you may miss one or two classes. A session is $150.
- Session I class dates are January 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28, February 3 and 4. (Note there is no class MLK weekend)
- Session II class dates are February 10, 11, 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10, and 11. (Note there is no class President’s weekend)
This program is intended to be an introduction to the sport of rowing. The class uses indoor rowing machines, and does not include ‘on the water’ rowing. Students will learn proper stroke technique and rhythm, increase muscular strength, stamina and mobility while perfecting your form.
Graduates will be welcome to join ‘on the water’ groups in the spring of 2018 at a discount.
No previous experience is needed and all levels of fitness welcome. Each class is limited to 18 students, which allows for personal interaction with coaches, volunteers and other novices. Ages 12 and up.
To sign up please click here. When you sign up the receipt will only show the first day of class but please note you are signing up for the entire session (all 8 classes).
Are you in 8th-12th grade (or know someone who is?)? Capital Juniors is holding tryouts the first week in January!
Build excellence through camaraderie, fitness, dedication, and community stewardship.
- Where: Anacostia Community Boathouse
- When: January 8-12, 2018 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), 4:30-6:30pm
- Grades 8-12
- Beginners Welcome!
- Scholarships Available
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Winter training will include a combination of erg workouts as well as strength and body weight routines, calisthenics, and other cardio activities. Like rowing on the water, the erg workouts will help you retain your muscle memory and rowing technique. And they will also help you transition from the longer head-race-style rows of fall season to the shorter sprint-style rows of sprint season. The erg workouts will be hard, but a lot of fun! Think: relay races! Think: Taylor Swift sing-alongs! Think: Mulan watch-alongs!
The other workouts will mostly feature body weights, which is a great way to develop your power, especially your core strength, which is so crucial for the sprint races. These workouts are a great way to challenge yourself and push your limits. At the beginning of winter training, you might be able to do 5 push-ups. At the end of winter training, you might be able to 10, or more. See what you can achieve!
Another aspect of winter training, and maybe the most important one is the camaraderie developed over 8 weeks of hard work. It’s things like competing together in races and working out together in winter training that make a team cohesive. It’s why professional teams like the Nats and Redskins and Caps do some sort of off-season training together. Without it, they would lose momentum and solidarity.
Today, we need you to help us reach our $6,000 #GivingTuesday goal!
Donate online now at CRC #GivingTuesday Donation Page to support Capital Rowing this #GivingTuesday.
Thanks to the generosity of two lead supporters, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,000! If you can be part of donating $3,000 through our Giving Tuesday page, with that 50% match, we will hit our goal with no problem!
Please, help us continue providing quality-rowing opportunities to everyone in our nations capital. As our matching gift donor, Michael Brown said it best,
“No matter where life might take you, Capital will always be your home rowing club. Capital is a club where you will always be welcome to row and will never be a stranger. Please consider a donation to help Capital continue to thrive.”