We held our Learn to Row information session on Tuesday, September 11. If you missed the info session, and have any questions that need to be answered before you register, please contact Whitman Crew Boosters president, Stephanie Proestel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please create a sportsengine account so you can register and access the many answers available on this website.
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. No prior experience is necessary. Athletic experience is a plus.
The Learn-to-Row program runs from Monday, September 17th through October 27th. The first two days of the program (9/17 and 9/18) are land-based, and athletes will remain at Walt Whitman High School for those practices. There is no school on Wednesday, September 19th. On Thursday, September 20th the athletes will take a bus to the Thompson Boat Center to begin on-the-water training.
Men and Women Novices practice in shifts. The girls will leave Whitman H.S. by bus at 2:45pm and return to Whitman at approximately 5:45pm (traffic dependant) where parents should pick them. The boys will leave Whitman H.S. by bus at 3:45pm and return at approximately 6:45/7pm (traffic dependant). Typically, the athletes with the later shift remain at school and use the opportunity to get homework done before their bus leaves for the boathouse. Practices run five days a week after school in the late afternoon, and transportation to and from Thompson Boat Center (TBC) is provided as part of your registration fee. The program culminates with a demonstration regatta on October 27th at the Georgetown waterfront.
All participants who register are required to have a current physical, complete the SR8 County Pre-Participation form, and take a short swim test (administered by Whitman Crew according to USRowing criteria) prior to being allowed on the water. Please use this link to sign up for a time-slot for the swim test
What should you wear? The best clothing for rowing is soft, stretchy, breathable, and fairly formfitting. Loose shorts or tops get caught in the boat. In this warm weather, we suggest making sure you have: 2 pairs of shorts (athletic shorts or tight fitting “trou” that resemble bike shorts without the padding), 2 or more wicking t-shirts, athletic shoes (you will need them for warm-ups and land workouts, but you'll take your shoes off to row,) and 2 pairs of socks for each practice (one that can get wet on the boat, and one to change into after practice.)
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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.
OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
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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
Our Non-Profit Tax ID is: 52-1548576
If you have questions or would like more information on Whitman Crew please contact us. We thank you in advance for your inquiry.