Founded in 1991, DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC) is the oldest LGBTQ+ rowing club in the world. Committed to building an inclusive environment, fostering personal growth, and promoting a spirit of sportsmanship, DCSRC programs offer opportunities for all rowers, regardless of experience level. DCSRC has been a proud member of the Anacostia Community Boathouse since 2004.
DCSRC holds fast to the conviction that LGBTQ+ rowers can be formidable athletes and competitors. Our goal is for DCSRC to be a platform for competitive success and to increase the profile of LGBTQ+ rowers in the rowing community while promoting a spirit of camaraderie amongst our members. Our programs are open to all rowers, and we aspire foremost to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ rowers and their allies.
Keeping with our mission of inclusion, DC Strokes Rowing Club is the sponsoring organization at the Anacostia Community Boathouse for Athletes Without Limits, which supports inclusive sport and fitness for athletes with intellectual impairment and for disabled veterans; and for DC Strokes Youth, our juniors program purposefully designed in collaboration with Serve Your City to introduce rowing to youth in SE Washington DC public schools.