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2018 Summer Junior/U23 Sculling Program

Potomac Boat Club 2018 Summer Sculling Program
June 10th – August 10th
PBC Summer Sculling Theme: Own your role in your own success by being more than just an athlete, be a sculler.

Potomac Boat Club has a long tradition of developing young athletes into National Champions, National Team Members, World Champions, Pan-American Games Medalists, and even Olympians. PBC’s Summer Sculling Program gives athletes the framework and tools on which to build an international rowing career.

Through intensive technical drilling, physical development, and summer racing, athletes will improve their stroke, learn how to train at an elite level, and refine their mental approach to racing. Each athlete will receive individual attention aimed at increasing their current strengths with day-to-day focused drills and workouts.

For full program information, standards, and contact information, please review the 2018 PBC Summer Sculling Program Info & Registration document.

Can’t wait to see you out there!


By |April 18th, 2018|Club News|0 Comments

Annual PBC Work Day, Saturday, May 12th

Mark your calendars!

Let’s all come out and make quick work of spring cleaning around the house. Sweeping, washing, sorting, fixing, and all sorts of easy tasks for anyone and everyone.

Remember that volunteer work is a requirement of members. But it’s always a good time as well. See many other members that you maybe don’t see regularly.

See you there!
Chad Jungbluth

By |April 12th, 2018|Club News|0 Comments

PBC Annual Meeting & Board Elections – April 15, 2018

Potomac Boat Club has a 9-person Board that is the governing body of PBC.  Every year, we hold elections for three board member seats, which serves for a three-year term.  If you believe that you can represent your fellow members, potential to improve the Club, and have the time, energy and passion to devote, we would highly recommend that you give this serious consideration.

Want a bit more information?  The Board is a collaborative body; one useful thing learned by sitting on a Board, particularly a non-profit Board of an all-volunteer organization, is the need for balance and understanding of different viewpoints. Our governing documents provide that only senior members in good standing (i.e., are current on all dues and fees payments), and who attend the Annual Meeting in person, may vote. No proxies are allowed – and one vote per membership.  So please do come to the Annual Meeting, exercise […]

Women find strength and camaraderie in rowing as they age

Read about Jayne Lytel and see pictures of Chuck Selden in an article in the Washington Post.

Key Bridge Rehabilitation Project

DC has initiated a two year rehabilitation project intended to maintain the structural integrity of Key Bridge and reduce further damage from continued deterioration and aging.

To learn more click here.

By |January 12th, 2017|Club News|0 Comments

AARP Magazine Article: Lynda Carter, Finding Her Rhythm

The former Wonder Woman gets her kicks rowing, cycling — and singing on open water.

Read the article here: link

By |November 9th, 2016|Club News|0 Comments

Key Bridge Repairs

Take note of the barges that sit across the first and second arch in the photo.  We will need to prepare for similar situations….

By the end of this week, DDOT will begin staging equipment for the planned repairs to Key Bridge.  It is a 24-month project that will involve barges in the river/arches during the process.  Throughout the repairs, typically one and sometimes two arches will be obstructed.

A DDOT representative gave an update/overview at a meeting last week of the Potomac River Access Coalition.  DDOT is clearly aware of the navigation hazards involved with the project, and appears to be coordinating closely with Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard.  It will be incumbent on the rowing community to ensure our unique needs are addressed.  We have POC’s for the project, there will be a public meeting in the next week or two, and apparently there will also be […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Club News|0 Comments
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    Expect Water St. and the river to be a little more crazy than usual

Expect Water St. and the river to be a little more crazy than usual

Key Bridge Boats is offering free paddle boarding this weekend, so expect Water St. and the river to be a little more crazy than usual. Here is information from REI.

REI is providing free paddling at Key Bridge Boathouse

REI is providing free paddling at Key Bridge Boathouse all weekend long as a part of a campaign for the outdoors. The campaign is called United Outside, and it is built around a simple idea: that in a time of divisive politics, when we are outside, we come together. There are certainly Republicans who love to mountain bike and Democrats who love kayaking – but we don’t generally talk or even think about politics when we are outside.  Instead, we come together around a shared love for what we are doing. The United Outside campaign invites everyone for 100 days of outdoor recess.

Free Weekend is 1 of the 100 events at the core […]

Expect increased rowing traffic on Friday mornings

One of the program coaches out of Thompson’s Boat Center said to expect increased rowing traffic on Friday mornings. The increasing popularity of recreational water sports, launching out of TBC has affected the rowing programs’ Friday afternoon practices. As a result, the programs will be practicing on Friday mornings.

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    Meeting on K Street and Water Street Corridor Draft Concept Plan (25 June @ 10AM)

Meeting on K Street and Water Street Corridor Draft Concept Plan (25 June @ 10AM)

From Kate Sullivan

Perhaps slightly more likely to happen than a gondola is active consideration to construct a turnaround on Water Street with limited automobile access beyond 34th street.

There is to be an open discussion (flyer) beginning at 10am Saturday, June 25, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park (big blue tent at 31st and K). The point of the project is to join the Capital Crescent and Rick Creek Trails and enhance pedestrian, vehicle and bicycle safety.

And at least at this point, the drawings do not depict any street parking west of 34th, though the drawing does note the PBC parking area immediately in front of the club.