There are many rowing camps, events and programs in our area that complement our team’s seasonal programs:

Rowing Camps:

The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association’s Coaches Council maintains a list of rowing camps in National Capitol Area. See the VASRA coaches’ list here.
 
 
 

Ready Set Row Empowerment Camp at Dublin School in New Hampshire, Aug 13-20, 2016. Enroll at Regatta Central.

Still Water Rowing Club (SWRC) is a not-for-profit organization that rows out of Sandy Run Regional Park that provides the community with a complete youth rowing program. SWRC offers participants from 7th grade through high school positive learning and team experiences along with the opportunity to create life-long memories. This program is designed to assist in the development of the skills necessary to allow you or your child to accomplish their goals and be successful. In addition to becoming a more accomplished and technical rower, members will see an increase in fitness, rowing intelligence, confidence, leadership and personal fulfillment.

 

Resilient Rowing Club Summer Camp Programs

Work with coaches who have 70+ years combined experience preparing rowers for success at the state, national, United States Junior National Team, and collegiate levels. Resilient Rowing Club will provide 7th to 12th grade athletes a COMPETITIVE and a DEVELOPMENTAL environment both with a focus on sharpening fundamentals in order to help each rower achieve their goals beyond summer rowing. RRC is dedicated to improving the DMV rowing community as a whole, but most importantly to giving every rower and coxswain in the Resilient Rowing family the tools necessary to be successful for life both on and off the water.

Key crew events:

The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints is the largest qualifying event for the World Indoor Rowing Championships (CRASH-B).  More than 100 events for junior, college, masters and adaptive rowers. Events for lightweights, coxswains, parent/child and kids. 

The Oldest and Largest High School Regatta in the World, more than 5,000 rowers from approximately 200 high schools in North America converge on the Schuylkill River annually in May to experience both the spirit of rowing competition and the physical challenge of pitting themselves against the very finest scholastic crews in the nation.

The Head of the Charles Regatta is now in its 50th year. This two-day event attracts most of the top crews from colleges, high schools, and clubs worldwide to the Charles River.  The weekend encompasses 55 different events, all taking place amidst the unmistakable beauty of foliage season in Boston.

In Philadelphia every October.

Held every August at St Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada

Also in Boston but in February time frame.

Crew organizations:

The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) is a non-profit association organized to promote scholastic rowing among high schools in Virginia.  It provides the venues, organization, resources, and oversight for scholastic competitive rowing regattas on the Occoquan Reservoir, Sandy Run Regional Park, VA, on the Potomac River at Alexandria, VA, and in cooperation with the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association (“WMIRA”), on the Potomac River in Georgetown, DC and on the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

The Prince William Rowing Club (PWRC) is a Masters Rowing Club (21 and older) that offers a variety of adult sweep rowing programs with some sculling opportunities. Our typical season runs from early June to early November.  As an adult club, PWRC participates in Masters level regattas or regattas that offer Masters level competitions.  PWRC offers programs for everyone at every experience and skill level. Within these programs there are rowers of varying abilities, experience, and commitment levels.  PWRC coaches strive to match similar rowers together with the aim of fielding the most competitive boats, while assuring that every rower has the opportunity to participate at some level.

The United States’ governing body for high school level crew competitions.

US Rowing is the official body that governs the sport of rowing inside the USA. US Rowing Mission Statement: US Rowing’s mission is to serve our members, providing leadership and opportunities for all people to experience rowing from recreation to Olympic victory.

Rowing’s home on the web is a great site that most rowers follow closely. It has something new every day so there’s always a reason to look.

They run the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Their site has schedules, maps and other info.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association establishes rules that affect how and when high school athletes can talk to college crew coaches. In general, you have to be a HS junior in July of your junior year before you (the athlete) can talk directly to an NCAA-sanctioned crew coach. This gets very complex and is compounded by many colleges interpreting the NCAA rules differently. Do your homework on this one in your sophomore year of HS.
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