2020 AWL DC Sports Calendar
Beginning mid-march AWL DC Sports training and practices (as well as several spring regattas) have been cancelled/postponed as part of community-wide efforts to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19.
For national and International events see also the Athletes Without Limits National / Virtus International Calendar
“The 34th Annual Erg Sprints Indoor Rowing competition will take place Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School (“Remember the Titans”) in Alexandria, Virginia. First held in 1986, the Erg Sprints have grown to become the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world, and the largest event of its kind for juniors. The day-long event typically features over 1,700 athletes competing on 140 ergometers that are set up on the race floor inside the Gerry Bertier Gymnasium. The athletes have ranged in ages from under 10 to over 70, and have included some of the top high school, club and collegiate rowers in the country and the world.” See the official event website for details.
“Following the successful launch of its inaugural indoor championship, USRowing will partner with the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships for the 2020 USRowing Indoor National Championships. The event will be held March 1 at the Boston University Indoor Track and Tennis Center.” See the official event website and information packet for details.
March 2020 Update: Below is a summary of closures and event cancellations affecting AWL DC Sports programs in order to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. We will continue to reach out to team members directly as the situation evolves and are working on ways to help with at-home fitness until practices and events can resume.
- AWL DC Strokes / Veterans Leaders Rowing Team/Winter F.I.T. athletes and families were alerted by email that all team training and travel has been suspended until further notice.
- Anacostia Community Boathouse is closed for group activities.
- The April 4-5 San Diego Crew Classic has been cancelled as is the AWL Veteran Leaders /Freedom Rows trip to the event. Read the announcement.
March 12, 2020 Update: The 2020 SDCC has been cancelled in keeping with California Department of Health direction to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the SDCC Announcement at https://crewclassic.org.
Once again AWL/DC Strokes Veteran Leader rowers will launch the on-water season by competing at the 2020 San Diego Crew Classic. From the event website: “The San Diego Crew Classic is the premiere spring rowing regatta. It is highly regarded among rowers spanning generations. Come enjoy the competitive field of rowing from the beautiful shores of Mission Bay, San Diego….. We are privileged to be hosting competitors from Freedom Rows and Paralympians from across the country.”
Every summer, rowers and spectators from around the greater Washington DC area, nation, and globe gather in Washington, DC for the Stonewall Regatta, hosted by the DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC). Stonewall is the only regatta in North America hosted by a Gay & Lesbian rowing team. The regatta is named in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village in 1969, which is considered the start of the gay civil rights movement. The event promotes true sportsmanship in an open and inclusive environment, created not only by the participants themselves, but also by the event sponsors and volunteers. The regatta also kicks off the circuit of adult sprint race competitions in the mid-Atlantic region and draws serious rowers of all stripes from throughout the area.
Registration is scheduled to open at Regatta Central late April 2020.