Come try out rowing, it's usually the first weekend in June. The next one is tentatively scheduled for
Saturday June 1, 2013 FREE!
US Rowing's 12th National Learn to Row Day
on the Potomac River, Thompson Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC 20037
with thanks to Guest Services Inc, Wilson High School, Walt Whitman High School and BCC High School
Learn to Erg........Learn parts of a rowing shell.......Learn to Row!
Learn to Row Day activities include.....
As space is available:
- Boathouse tour
- Tour of a rowing shell (explanation of parts)
- Erging demo (indoor rowing machine)
- Get on an erg to try it out
- Overview of typical verbal rowing commands
- Get in an 8 with experienced rowers and row briefly on the Potomac River!
|Want to try rowing in one of those long skinny boats? It's the ultimate team sport as you move together as one and is great exercise. Erging is also available: learn how to row on an indoor rowing machine.
Recommended for men and women, any age from middle school and up through adults including senior adults.
In 2013 this event is managed by Thompson Boat Center. Minimum age is 13.
|Further Learn to Row rowing classes are available for a fee through Thompson Boat Center.
US Rowing has more info on the sport of rowing.