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Options for Summer Training

Whitman Crew does not offer summer program options for our rowers, but many of our rowers do participate and train competitively throughout the summer. Some of the programs they participate in, but we do not specifically endorse or influence are as follows:

Competitive Local Summer Program Options (typically training twice a day 5 days a week, and once on Saturdays):

TBC Racing

Alexandria Community Rowing

College Week Long Rowing Camps 

Navy Rowing Camp for Boys

Navy Rowing Camp for Girls

Princeton Rowing Camps

Brown Rowing Camps

Quaker Rowing Camp Philadelphi

Other Training Programs

Ready Set Row - For girls only

Training throughout the summer has a direct impact on a rowers strength, technique, speed and progress. We wish you the best as you make your summer training plans.

Bad Weather/Day Off Policy

Practices will be moved from the river to land if the wind creates dangerous water conditions. If the coaches do not send out an email about a change of venue, you can rest assured that practice will take place at TBC as usual.

If there is a Half and Full Day Off from school the Whitman Crew Policy for practice is as follows:

Half days off: Practice as usual

Teacher Professional Days: Practice as usual

State and federal holidays: No practice unless otherwise determined by coaches

2017 End of Year Slide Show


Getting to TBC

If you wish to park in Georgetown, you can drive to the Swedish Embassy at the corner of 30th and K. TBC is a 3-minute walk from there.


Even closer than the Swedish Embassy is the TBC parking lot. Here’s how to get there from Whitman. Note that you cannot drive this route as of 3:45 p.m. weekdays because Rock Creek Parkway closes in this direction during rush hour.

  • Start at Walt Whitman High School, Take WHITTIER BLVD to RIVER RD
  • Left on RIVER RD - going toward the Giant Store - go 1.6 mi
  • Right on LITTLE FALLS PKY - go 0.5 mi
  • Left on MASSACHUSETTS AVE - go 4.7, past the Naval Observatory
  • Right on WATERSIDE DR NW - go 0.2 mi
  • Go about 1.5 miles, looking for the Thompson Boat Center sign on the right. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your right at the first light, at the intersection of Virginia Ave. and Rock Creek Parkway.

Metro to TBC

If you'd rather have your Rower try a Metro option with a small walk they can get off at Foggy Bottom and follow these directions.

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
2301 I St NW
Washington, DC 20037, USA

Walking approximately 0.5 mi - about 11 mins
  1. Head south on 23rd St NW
33 ft
  2. Turn right toward 24th St NW
374 ft
  3. Turn left onto 24th St NW
33 ft
  4. Turn right onto I St NW
115 ft
  5. Turn left onto New Hampshire Ave NW
0.1 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Virginia Ave NW

Partial restricted usage road
Destination will be on the left

Dedication, Heart and Speed

Whitman Crew has a long tradition of great athletes that have rowed on behalf of the school for the past twenty-nine years. Your commitment in time, energy, focus, strategy and strength don't go unnoticed.

As our boats get faster, so does our collective intention to improve and succeed. This section of the Whitman Crew website is designed specifically to address rowers needs, at every level of our club. We have specific pages designed for Novice Rowers and Varsity Rowers alike.

Your first step in taking advantage of what we have to offer you is for you, as a Whitman Rower to become a member of SportsEngine, you'll find the Create an Account button in the left hand corner of above.

Throughout this section of the site you'll have the opportunity, on a password protected basis to interact with your teammates, post photos, share ideas and become as fast as possible this season.

Sign up for your SportsEngine Account Today

All interested Rowers and their parents respectively will need to have a SportsEngine account that is affiliated with Whitman Crew at time of registration.

If you are interested in setting up an account or learning more, check out the steps below:

1.) Create a SportsEngine Account. A parent should have one account. A rower should have a separate account.

2.) Affiliate with Whitman Crew through the link your received for us

3.) Complete the Whitman Crew Communications Registration for the 2017-2018 Season. Each individual wanting to receive emails from us throughout the season needs to complete the communications registration independently.