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With the June 27th Phase 2 re-opening of the ACBA Boathouse, AWL DC’s Rowing for team members with intellectual and developmental disabilities will begin sessions for experienced single sculling or ‘single household’ sibling doubles with weekly sessions starting Sunday, July 5th from 4-6pm.

The team will be closely following COVID-19 safety guidelines implemented by the Anacostia Community Boathouse (ACBA) and DC Strokes developed in consultation with ACBA members, guidance from USRowing, the DC Harbor Patrol, and the orders from Mayor Bowser and other DC officials.

Latest ACBA Boathouse COVID-19 Policies

Additional details will be emailed directly to AWL DC Rowing Team members. We look forward to getting back on the water — in the meantime have a safe and Happy Fourth!





WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR: In case anyone couldn’t make last night’s powerful Roundtable discussion presented by Rowing in Color, below is the link. Please feel free to send these links far and wide:

USRowing is pleased to announce that a Black Rowers and Coaches Roundtable sponsored by Rowing in Color has been added to our webinar schedule for Friday, June 19th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT. This experienced panel of influential Black rowers and coaches will have an in-depth discussion on the topics of race, inclusion, and equity in the sport of rowing. This panel is open to both members and non-members. Panelists include:

  • David Banks – Two-time U.S. Olympic Rower; Five-time U.S. National Team Rower; Board of Directors, Oakland Strokes
  • Richard Butler – Former Diversity and Inclusion Manager, USRowing; Former Executive Director, Three Rivers Rowing Association
  • Malcolm Doldron – Women’s Lightweight Head Coach, Boston University; Head Coach, USRowing Under 23 Lightweight Women’s National Team Selection Camp
  • Michael Green – Dartmouth Men’s Rowing, Class of 2021
  • Brannon Johnson – Owner and CEO, BLJ Rowing
  • Patrick Johnson – Lead Coach and Program Director, DC Strokes Rowing Club, Athletes Without Limits, and US Army Warrior Games
  • Asiya Mahmud – Assistant Coach, Drexel University Women’s Rowing
  • Catherine Reddick – Two-time Pan American Games Medalist (2011: 2x, 4x); Board Member, Philadelphia City Rowing
  • Kadee Sylla – 2019 U.S. Under 23 National Team Rower; University of San Diego Women’s Rowing, Class of 2020
  • Craig White – Head Coach, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

We encourage everyone to join the webinar!
The event is sponsored by the Rowing in Color podcast.

(Cancelled) 2020 Stonewall Regatta Washington DC

Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, Washington DC

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.


ROW NEW YORK – Veteran’s Rowing

The Tri-Team Military/Veteran Challenge is a month-long competition between three Club’s Military/Veterans Rowing Programs — to see who can rack up as many active minutes as possible throughout May 2020!

The Interwebs/At home/The outdoors when social distancing is possible (cycling, runs, hikes, walks, rows, etc.)

Workouts May 1-31, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are all trying our hardest to stay healthy, safe, and to flatten the curve by slowing the spread; which for many teams means no team training. Let’s try to create a fun and healthy competition between our teams so that they can have a competitive outlet this spring and give you all a bit of motivation. We’re logging time instead of distances so that athletes who don’t have access to equipment or are under stay at home orders can be included.

Teams will be given contact information so you can text or email with your total TIME for that day to AWL’s Patrick Johnson (or you can send it every few days) with the type of workout (walk, run, skip, row, bike, treadmill, etc.) Weekly updates will be emailed to participants with final standings posted to the website in June. Results will be categorized by:

  • Military Service Branch (ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS)
  • Rowing Club (AWL, Row New York, CRI)
  • Age Groups (21-35, 36-55, 56-100)
  • Overall ‘Regatta’ Champion (Most Minutes)

*Participating clubs are US Rowing Freedom Rows programs.

(Cancelled) 2020 San Diego Crew Classic

Location: Mission Bay, San Diego

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

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.”

(Suspended) March 2020 AWL DC Sports Practices

Location: Crossfit Adaptation / Anacostia Community Boathouse

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.

“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.

2020 34th Annual Erg Sprints

Location: T.C. Williams High School Alexandria, Virginia

“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.

2019 Inas Global Games

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Event-2019 Global Games Brisbane

Athletes Without Limits will be fielding an US National Team in multiple sports (including DC Sports Cycling, Rowing, Swimming and Tennis) at the 2019 Inas Global Games in Brisbane Australia. To learn more about the event (and for details on team selection criteria as it becomes available) visit our National website Global Games US Team page.

2019 Stonewall Regatta 50th Anniversary

Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, Washington DC



The Stonewall regatta was created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. 25 years later, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary and 25th respectively, and use these milestones to mark how much progress has been made. But like all athletes, we recognize that there is always room for progress and improvement. For the 25th anniversary, the regatta will celebrate three pillars of our club: diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.