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Walt Whitman Crew Erg-a-thon 2022!

February 12
Glen Echo Park - Bumper Car Pavilion 

On February 12th, 2022 The Walt Whitman Crew team, alumni, parents and friends will row 1 million meters on ERGs to raise money for the Walt Whitman Crew.   That is like rowing from Washington DC to Chicago!    The event will take place at the Glen Echo Park Bumper Pavillion.    Individuals can also participate virtually if out of town.

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Winter Training Program

Registration is now open for Whitman Crew's Winter Training Program.  The program runs Monday - Friday after school at Glen Echo Park and CrossFit Bethesda.  It's open to all Whitman students--returning varsity athletes and beginners who've never rowed before.

You can find more detail on the registration welcome page.

Supporting Athlete Mental Health

To help members of our community cope with the impact of recent events, the club is assisting with counseling sessions.

The following are therapy practices with clinicians trained and experienced in supporting adolescents impacted by trauma. Parents can contact them confidentially to schedule appointments and should mention Whitman Crew to make sure they can get a timely appointment. This is not an exclusive list, as there are a variety of resources in the DC area, but many are not accepting new clients due to ongoing Covid19 demands on the mental health industry. We have identified these options in case families are in need of referrals. Zencare and PsychologyToday are additional tools for researching resources.

Mental health support can be quite expensive and families have varying degrees of mental health coverage via insurance. Additionally, many area clinicians are Out-of-Network for most insurance programs, so families have to pay up front and submit receipts to their insurance company for partial reimbursement. The Crew Board can assist with fees on a case by case basis, for up to four sessions. 

Gavin W. Behrens & Associates - Bethesda

Rathbone & Associates - Bethesda/Rockville 
Britt Rathbone or John Dunn, specifically

Julie Baron & Associates - Rockville

The Sibley Group - DC

Additionally, Georgette Saad from the Sibley Group has provided group sessions for athletes and separate sessions for parents. Additional sessions could be offered periodically, or arranged as requested by the Crew community.

We are paying for these sessions from donated funds and welcome anyone who wants to contribute to support the athletes. 

Please contact Eileen Vermilye at if we can assist you in supporting your athlete.

Fall Rowing Options

While we are unable to offer a Whitman Crew program this fall, athletes and families who want to row should consider the following local programs.  

TBC Racing:  TBC Racing is accepting athletes and has capacity to accept our women and men athletes. 

  • Program information and registration can be found here.
  • Registration is now open for their fall Learn-to-Row program.
  • If parents have questions, contact TBC Racing Head Coach, Matt Russell at: or 703-597-7690.

DC National Rowing Club: The club rows out of Riley’s Lock, Poolesville

  • Program Information and Registration: can be found here.
  • If parents have question, contact DC National Rowing Club Head Coach, Julian Canha at  or 973-204-9957

Congrats to our men's 1V on the most successful season in the program's history. Victories at WMIRA and MD States, a silver at Stotesbury and reaching the B final at the first Youth Nationals Regatta for the Whitman men's team ever. We are proud of you an

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.  

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