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FOR ROWERS

Summer Erg Rentals

Erg machines are available for rent to Whitman Crew team members during the summer.  This is a great way for rowers (and their families) to stay in shape while supporting Whitman Crew.   The ergs come apart in two pieces, so they can fit into most cars except small ones where the back seat does not fold down.  They will need to be returned in the fall - exact dates will be announced in September.


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


THOMPSON BOAT CENTER

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.

GOOGLE MAP LOCATION FOR REFERENCE

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
  • Take ramp onto ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY
  • 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
  6.

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

Partial restricted usage road
Destination will be on the left