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Announcing Summer Learn-to-Row

The Walt Whitman Crew Team is looking for fun and competitive students who like to go fast to participate in the team's first ever Summer Learn-to-Row program. If you want to be part of a great team, get in awesome shape, and have a chance to row on the Potomac River, this is your chance!

Summer Learn-to-Row is a week-long rowing camp designed to introduce rising freshmen and interested upperclassmen/women to the sport of rowing at Walt Whitman. Summer Learn-to-Row will run the week of August 25th-29th, Tuesday through Saturday, on the Potomac River at the Thompson Boat Center (TBC) in Washington, DC. Given the pandemic and the need for social distancing, athletes will learn how to scull in single-person boats, called... "singles." Depending on the number of student-athletes, practices will run in approximately 90-minute shifts between 8:00 am and noon. Cost for the camp is $150.

PLEASE NOTE: Sculling is a sport that occurs in small boats on a moving body of water. Participants MUST be comfortable with treading water and swimming. The boats are easy to flip and that is an unavoidable part of the learning process. Participants will learn how to get back in the shell and coaches will be with them on the water in safety launches.

COVID-19 Precautions: All activities at Summer Learn-to-Row will take place outside on the grounds around TBC in compliance with local directives. Athletes will be in individual boats and will not share equipment. Temperatures will be checked. Masks are required. Social distancing measures will be enforced. All equipment is sanitized between sessions by the coaching staff and Thompson Boat Center employees.

Registration is open now.

Row Like a Viking!

Whitman Crew is one of the fastest scholastic programs in the nation.  With over 30 years of competition, it is the largest and most successful co-ed sport at Whitman and competes at the highest levels nationally.  Every year, our graduates go on to compete at the collegiate level and many are recruited by Division 1 universities.  We row out of Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac River, along the iconic Georgetown waterfront with other competitive programs sponsored by local public and independent schools. 

If you are an incoming Freshman, or if you are a Whitman student who has never rowed before, we are recruiting rowers to build on our growing success. Our fall Learn to Row program teaches rowing basics to interested students.  No prior experience is necessary--in fact, most of our team had never rowed before joining.  (Although, athletic experience is a plus.)

To learn more about the sport of rowing, the camaraderie of Whitman Crew, and how our parent-led program operates, join our mailing list and we'll keep informed as we go into the 2020-2021 season.  Please fill out this form:

You can also browse through this presentation that was used during the June 2020 "Intro to Crew" online meeting.

Introducing Access-to-Crew

Whitman Crew is excited to announce the launch of Access to Crew, a new program designed to support the sport of rowing--both at Whitman and beyond in our local community. The program will:

  • provide scholarships to Whitman kids from economically diverse backgrounds;
  • support the excellent work of Baltimore Community Rowing's Reach High Rowing Program; and
  • create opportunities for our athletes to get involved with volunteering.

Please donate now to give economically diverse students a chance to experience the life-changing impact of crew. Our goal is to raise $20,000 and we're already half-way there! Donations are entirely voluntary.

To learn more, visit the Access-to-Crew page.

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Walt Whitman Crew is a competitive co-ed high school rowing club that inspires excellence for all rowers and coxswains and cultivates a team culture of respect, personal commitment, shared achievement, and passion for rowing.  

Important Links for Rowers & Parents

When you purchase through Amazon use the link below and Whitman Crew will get a benefit too. Below are key websites you will need throughout the year for registration, training or general information beyond what our club provides our members directly. 



We would like to acknowledge and thank our Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors for their ongoing support of Whitman Crew.   If you are interested in learning more about our many sponsorship options, please visit our FOR SPONSORS page.  We urge our rowing families to patronize our sponsors.  Links are provided below.  



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Mailing Address & Tax ID

If you need to mail a check to Whitman Crew for a registration, contribution or other purposes please send all correspondence to:

Whitman Crew Boosters, Inc.
PO Box 135
Cabin John, MD 20818

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For More Information

If you have questions or would like more information on Whitman Crew please contact us. We thank you in advance for your inquiry.