Dates for Varsity: early September - end November
Dates for Novice: Session I: early September - mid-October, Session II: mid-October - end November
September through October. Novices will learn the sport of rowing Monday through Friday after school at the Thompson Boat Center (TBC) in Georgetown. Students will travel by Metro to Foggy Bottom followed by a short walk to TBC. Varsity athletes will escort novices a couple of times the first week of practice. Pick-up is by parent organized carpool. Novices do not compete in regattas in the fall.
September through early November. Varsity athletes will practice after school throughout the season with different times for each squad. Regattas are generally on Sundays, and are usually 5k head races, meaning that the boats of an event are started at 10 second intervals rather than simultaneously in lanes as in sprint races. In mid October select boats may travel to the Head of the Charles in Boston.
Winter Training Program
General Dates for Varsity and Novice: December - February
Early December through early March, novices and varsity train Monday through Friday after school, excluding the winter break, usually at Washington Sports Club in downtown Bethesda, with different times for each squad.
General Dates for Varsity and Novice: Early March - Mid-May
Novices and Varsity squads practice every day after school at Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. Athletes must participate in obligatory twice daily practices during B-CC spring break. On days with poor weather or river conditions, coaches will notify athletes directly if practice will be held elsewhere. Novices and varsity race in local regattas, which are generally on Saturdays, except for the Maryland State Championships, which are usually on a Sunday. Spring regattas are 2k sprint races, where the course is divided into several lanes and boats of an event are started simultaneously. Select boats may travel to the Stotesbury Regatta (mid May, may include select novice boats) and the Scholastic Rowing Association championships (end of May, only varsity boats).
Summer Middle School Camp
General Dates: July - August
B-CC Rowing is excited to offer a summer rowing camp for rising seventh, eighth and ninth graders. Students from all schools are welcome to attend. Our program will target the fundamentals of rowing, including but not limited to: proper rowing technique, effective racing strategy, good sportsmanship, and equipment management. Each week, athletes will start on a more stable barge-style platform and progress to Resolute racing shells. NOTE: the program is not designed for multiple weeks, but rather each week the experience is repeated from the beginning to maximize learning for all campers.