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DC Strokes 2022 Pre-season Training

Shake off the winter cobwebs and get a jump start on the 2022 rowing season with DC Strokes Pre-Season Training. Join us Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks of coached sessions that will improve your cardio, fitness, and mobility – regardless of whether you plan to row.

Sessions will include a dynamic warm-up and a variety of erg work lasting 50-60 minutes, followed by stretching and cool-down. You also will learn and put into practice basic coxing commands – all for less than $15 per week.

Participants should, at a minimum, have completed a Learn-to-Row program

To allow for adequate spacing and ventilation, sessions will be held outdoors or in one of the bays at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. All participants will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 8-March 17

7:15-8:30 p.m.


Anacostia Community Boathouse

1900 M St SE, Washington, DC



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Note: We will be using iCrew for all team activities this year (attendance, equipment management, lineups, etc.), so you will need to create an account. Tutorials and more information will be forthcoming.

About the coach

Rachel Freedman is a US Rowing Level II certified coach who has worked with high school and masters rowers, and developed winter training programs for sweep teams and unaffiliated scullers. In 2014 she founded as a resource for masters rowers, coaches, and coxswains. In 2020 she established the Alliance of Women Rowing Coaches and co-founded Steady State Network, the producer of Steady State Podcast.


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