TBC Racing’s racing teams have a reputation and history as one of the top programs in the nation.  Our alumni have not only rowed at top university programs after graduation but we have many who go on to National Team careers including competing in the Olympic Games.


Our racing team focuses on our core values and instilling these in every athlete

  • dedication
  • grit
  • sportsmanship
  • teamwork
  • safety
  • fun!

Through these values, we teach athletes to push themselves physically beyond what they ever imagine they can accomplish.

Each athlete should show up ready to work, learn, and go fast.

Through a safe, competitive environment, we see athletes grow in both maturity and strength, leading to the teamwork and dedication required of National Champion crews.

Squad Divisions

TBC Racing offers a level for every athlete. Between a matrix of age and squad divisions each athlete finds a cohort where they can achieve their own personal goals.
Age Divisions


The Open racing team merges fun and competitiveness into a program designed for post college rowers looking to continue to advance their strength, technique and training. We break the team into training cohorts for those looking to race at the highest levels, or those looking to simply enjoy the sport of rowing post college. Our member range in age from 19-65.  The Open group competes at the Open or Club level at regattas throughout the year.


For athletes currently in college, this program focuses on providing you the opportunity to return to school in top condition, while having a FUN summer meeting new teammates from around the globe.


For athletes who will be 18 or younger on December 31st of the current year. These athletes are currently in high school or recently graduated.


Our youngest division, this program accommodates any athlete who will be 16 on December 31st of the current year.
High Performance is our most competitive and time intensive program. The program size is limited to 18-24 athletes. This is our most competitive level, for the top junior athletes of any age, focusing on high level training and racing regimes. At this advanced level, athletes must commit up front to practice and regatta attendance. This program is open to any age group of junior athlete.
The select group is the traditional competitive level, perfect for returning high school aged, varsity level rowers. This program is limited to approximately 35 athletes on each side.

The Select program's goals are to increase your technical expertise and overall fitness.

For the U17 Select athletes, this program is an opportunity to start the path towards competing and training at a higher level program.
The Developmental program is a program designed to increase the athlete's skill, strength and love of rowing. Perfect for rowers returning from a novice year experience or returning varsity athletes looking for a technical focus to improve their rowing stroke. 

Program goals will increase your technical expertise and overall fitness, with a focus on stroke mechanics and understanding of physical work required at a varsity level. The Developmental squad will compete at local regattas throughout every season. This program is also ideal for athletes who have other commitments during the season but want to stay active with rowing.
Selection Process

An evaluation period will occur during the first two weeks of every season.  This will include on-the-water evaluations of skill and strength as well as erg testing.  At the conclusion of this evaluation period, athletes will be separated into the groups above, along with a dedicated coaching staff for each group, for the remainder of the season.  This selection process will allow us to provide consistent and dedicated training at every level.  It is possible that athletes will move between groups during the season but this is not the norm.

Winter & Spring Season

Practice Schedule (2022/2023)
December 5th-February 17 – Indoor Practice @ Thompson’s Boat Center
Monday – Friday, 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday 8:30-10:30 am

February 19- June 10 – On the Water @ Thompson’s Boat Center
Monday – Friday, 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00-10:30 am

Spring 2023 Race Schedule

March 25 – District Sprints
April 1 & 2, 2023 – San Diego Crew Classic – *Select crews
April 8, 2023 – GW Invite Dual
April 15 - NC State Championships (High Point, NC)
April 22 – James River Sprints (Richmond,VA)
April 30, 2023 – Cooper Cup (Camden, NJ)
May 13 – May 14, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Youth Championships (NJ) *Select crews
June 9-12, 2023 – USRowing Youth National Championship, Sarasota (qualification required)
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Summer Season

Practice Schedule (2023)
June 5 – August 15
Monday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 am & 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday, 8-10:30 am

Summer 2023 Race Schedule

Independence Day Regatta (Philadelphia, PA) – Select boats only.
Capital Sprints (Anacostia, DC) – Everyone
US Club National Championship (Bethel, PA) – Select boats only.
Philly Youth Regatta (Philadelphia, PA): – Everyone
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (St. Catherines): Select boats only.
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Fall Season

September 5, 2023 – November 15, 2023
Monday-Friday, 4:00-6:30 pm
(HP Group will have select AM practices dependent on school schedules)
Saturday, 8-10:30 am

Fall 2023 Race Schedule

(Dates TBD)
Head of the Potomac
Head of the James
Occoquan Chase
Head of the Charles
Head of the Schuylkill
Head of the Occoquan
Tail of the Potomac
Bill Braxton Regatta
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