LEARN TO ROW BEGINNER'S SCULLING begins June 27th (view schedule)
Online registration is currently unavailable. You can register at our facility or by calling 202-333-9543.
Payment can be made at our facility on the day of your first class. Look forward to seeing you on the water!
At Thompson Boat Center, we take great pride in the quality of our instructional, community and recreational programs. We currently offer programs that teach individuals about the sport of rowing, and offer instructional programs in single person (sculling) boats and 4-person or 8-person (sweep) boats. We have community and recreational programs for every age and experience level. No matter if you're currently in school, looking to return to the sport you loved in college, or seeking to prepare for a step into the national ranks, we have a program for you. Select your program type below, and let us show you what we have to offer.
What is sculling?
Sculling programs at Thompson Boat Center are taught in 1-person boats called Single Sculls. Each student uses two oars, one in each hand. Students scull in Maas type recreational shells.
What is sweep rowing?
Sweep rowing is taught in 4-person and 8-person boats. Each rower uses one oar, alternating opposite sides of the boat. Sweep boats require a "coxswain," someone to steer. Students will take turns coxing and rowing .
Need more answers to other questions? Go to Thompson Boat Center FAQs.
For a more detailed look at rowing and rowing terms, go to the US ROWING web site for complete rowing terminology and facts.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, no exceptions.
Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided to anyone withdrawing from a class at least 48 hours in advance. A 75% refund will be provided to anyone withdrawing at least 24 hours before the start of a class. All other requests for refunds are at managements' discretion. No refunds are provided after the second day of a class.