Mens Rowing Team

Rowing Lessons

Be the master of your destiny.
The Captain of your adventure.
The power behind your movement.
Learn how to row/scull on the beautiful Potomac with interactive courses available for every skill level at Thompson’s Boat Center.

Learn to Row

This program is designed to be an introduction to the sport of rowing for boys and girls currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade. Participants will learn the basics of the sport in a fun environment. Instruction will include technical coaching on the rowing machine, learning rowing technique on our dock rower, watching rowing videos, getting out on the Potomac river in big boats, and learning rowing-related workout exercises and stretching.

Learn to Scull

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 have at least one prior season of rowing experience, but who 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.