Rowing programs for EVERYone

From your first strokes to the strokes that win championships

we are strong together


Whether your goal is to train and compete at the highest levels of the sport or if you are looking to take your first strokes, we have a program for you.

Learn to Row

This season long program is intended to be an introduction to the sport of rowing, teach basic sweep rowing technique and get future high school athletes ready to compete at the high school novice level. This program runs for 10-12 weeks during the Spring, Summer and Fall. You have to start somewhere! This is where!

Summer Camps

For the middle or high school student who is interested in rowing over the summer but doesn't want to commit to a summer long program, our two-week summer camp is perfect for you. Campers will spend the day at the boathouse learning to row and experiencing other adventures at the waterfront.

Racing Team

If you are looking to work hard with a group of committed rowers training at the highest levels this program is for you. The Racing Team fields adult and high school crews and races at regional and national events throughout the year.

by the numbers

Who is TBC Racing

TBC Racing is a highly competitive rowing club for Junior and Open athletes in the Washington, DC area.  Developing out of the competitive programs from the Thompson Boat Center, our competitive rowing program began in 1994, when a dedicated group of Junior Men wanted a place to row year-round, as an addition their high school based programs.  Through the 90’s the program expanded to include Junior Women and has only grown since then.  The club was named a US Rowing Development Camp in 1999.  During the early 2000’s, Open Men and Women were added to the competitive offerings.  The program has competed under several different flags over the years including Washington Area Rowing and Water Street Rowing, and finally TBC Racing since 2017 when we fully separated operationally from the Thompson Boat Center.

Now TBC Racing is home to over 200 competitive rowers of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  Having won numerous National Championships, Canadian Henley events and the Head of the Charles Regatta, TBC Racing is happy to be a home to the area’s best athletes of today and the future, and to work in partnership with area high schools and colleges to promote the sport of rowing.

Read our Policy handbook

> 150
> 10
high schools & colleges
300 +
gold medals

we want to hear from you

Get in touch

Interested in our programs, coaching, giving, or just need more information? Send us a note below and we’ll get you answers!

Please note, while TBC Racing rows out of Thompson’s Boat Center, we are an unaffiliated club program. If you have questions about the services Thompson’s provides, please reach out directly to the boat center.

Contact us

Submit Inquiry

meet our team

Our coaches

As a program that draws from every high school and college rowing program in the area and beyond, we have the fortune of having some of the best coaches in the country as seasonal coaches.  Matt, Tolsun and Regan head up the year round programs to drive consistency and speed across our programs.

Matt Russell

President & Head Coach

Tolsun Waddle

Open Women's Coach

Regan Cook

Novice Rowing Coach

join the team

Coach with us

Our mission at TBC Racing is to be a program for EVERYone and ANY experience. Similarly, we aim have every coach in the Washington, DC area involved in some way. Whether you want a full time commitment to a racing team, an organizational position, a guest coaching opportunity for a few days or weeks, or even if you have never coached before, we have a spot for you! 

Yeah TBC
see you on the water