Our Club Program will return once we determine (in accordance to all DC regulations and guidance from USRowing and the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association) it has become safe to do so.
The Club Program rows four days a week in the early evenings, and is for experienced rowers who want to continue to improve their technique and fitness without the demand of a more rigorous daily program. One year of previous rowing experience is required.
The Goal of the Club Program is improving the rowing ability and fitness level of rowers with a wide range of technical ability and fitness levels. Whereas the focus of the Competitive Program is on performing well relative to our peer clubs at regattas, the focus of the Club Program is on improving its members’ skill levels and physical conditioning over the duration of the season. As such, the Club Program is a more moderate and more flexible rowing experience. Given that racing at regattas is an excellent way of measuring improvement over the course of the season, participation at regattas is encouraged, but not required.
The Club Program meets four days per week. Practices are focused on improving technique and building or maintaining fitness. Practice and racing line-ups are set with an overall goal of providing equal opportunity to all program members. What can rowers expect of the program? Given the diverse range of rowing ability and fitness level that the Club Program caters to, rowing set lineups is de-stressed; rather practice lineups are favored that foster the greatest opportunity for rowers to improve. Regatta participation is encouraged to allow for both a goal to work towards and as a way of benchmarking improvements through the season. However, regatta participation is not required.
What is expected of rowers?
Given that the focus of the Club Program is improvement in rowing ability, Club Program rowers are strongly encouraged to satisfy certain minimum attendance standards. Those Club rowers who have an interest in a more moderate, less competitive rowing experience, but still wish to focus on racing in regattas and a heightened level of skill and technical proficiency are strongly encouraged to attend at least 3 practices per week. Club rowers who have an interest in a flexible rowing experience, focused on rowing regularly and improving their technique, but who are not interested in being boated in racing lineups are strongly encouraged to attend at least 2 practices per week. While it is understood that rowers will miss practices for work-related travel, vacations, and other reasons, the Club Program coaches do have the prerogative to use attendance as a metric in setting practice lineups. Similarly, Club Program coaches have the prerogative to prioritize boating lineups at practices that are preparing for regattas.
Lead Coach: Lis Fondriest
Assistant Coach: TBD
Practice Schedule and Attendance Guidelines
Monday - Thursday 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm.
Club Program rowers are encouraged to attend at least 2 days per week.
Club Program rowers who wish to compete in regattas are encouraged to attend at least 3 days per week.
Contact the Programs Director or the Membership Director