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Learn how to row/scull on the beautiful Potomac with interactive courses available for every skill level at Thompson’s Boat Center.
The Thompson Boat Center Learn to Scull program is designed to give basic safety, handling and rowing instructions for the use of 1-person sculls owned by the boathouse. Graduates of the class will receive a certification card that enables them to rent TBC singles and enjoy the river on their own. This class is ideal for those looking for a new form of recreation and fitness. It is appropriate for most ages, and is the perfect place to start your involvement with the sport. Rowing is an excellent low-impact cardiovascular activity, and the Potomac River runs through miles of national park land and monuments, offering beautiful scenery during your row.
The junior developmental program is designed for rowers who are novices to rowers who have a year of rowing experience, but are either not yet ready for the intensity of high level club racing, or who cannot make the time commitment required for those programs. The Junior Development Program is intended to give rowers a high level of technical and fitness instruction. This program provides athletes with the number of strokes necessary to take the next step in their rowing and get feedback from great coaches in the region. Organized into multi-week sessions, it gets your rower on the water AND gives families the freedom to schedule trips & vacations.