Churchill Crew Club Fall Lear-to-Row Program at Thompson’s Boat House 10/24-11/7. CLICK here for DIRECTIONS and INFO.
Fall Training for Churchill Crew will take place at Thompson’s Boat House in NW Washington DC.
To kick off our first year, we have scheduled a Learn-to-Row program at Thompson Boat Center (TBC), located at 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW, This program is structured as six 2-hour training sessions in late October and early November (10/24, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, and 11/6). We are very fortunate to be able to launch our program at TBC, one of the premier rowing centers in our area, which is staffed by experienced coaches. It is essential for all novice rowers to complete the 12-hour training before they can be part of the rowing team. This weekend program has been created especially for the Churchill Crew Club to accommodate parents’ busy schedules.
We need several Erg machines for winter conditioning for crew members. If you have an Erg machine that you would be willing to donate or share with Churchill Crew, please let us know. Either email it to email@example.com or post it here. We don’t have a place for winter work out yet. We will be looking into Churchill gym and Potomac Community Center. If you have other ideas, please share with us too.
Thompson’s Boat house is located in Georgetown and directions from your location can be found here. The boat house is at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway.
Located at the mouth of Rock Creek, at the historic Tidelock of the C&O canal, the Thompson Boat Center is the only existing public boat storage facility on the Georgetown waterfront. The facility was the brain child of Department of the Interior worker Harry S. Thompson.
The original name of the facility was The National Capital Water Sports Center a decision made in 1952 just before opening, when Mr. Thompson passed away. Until the flood of 1972, the Thompson Boat Center was an active facility with boat storage, canoe and rowboat rental, and the operation of the C&O canal barge. Its receding waters left nearly a foot of mud and debris in the boathouse, washed away the docks, and sank the canal barge. Between 1972 and 1981, Thompson Boat Center activity dropped dramatically.
With the development of Washington Harbor an explosive growth of rowing in the area, demand for the center services and capacity has grown steadily. Thompson Boat Center currently houses the vessels of four collegiate, thirteen scholastic, several club teams, hundreds of individual scullers and paddlers, and offers boat and bicycle rentals.