Whitemarsh Boat Club “masters” members (a master is anyone age 18 and up regardless of experience) represent a diverse range of ages, experience and skill levels. Many members learned to row as adults through a WBC Learn to Row class. Other members rowed in high school or college and are returning to the sport as adults. All, regardless of background, are welcomed and integrated into the life of the club through our spirit of inclusiveness.

Coached Sessions – Club Rows and Racing Practices

During the rowing season (mid-March through November) WBC conducts 3 coached sessions (focus on technique), 2 club rows (combining a light workout with techniques), and 3 coached Racing Practices each week.

During the winter months (December to mid-March), WBC conducts 1 coached erg (rowing machine) session, 4 coached on water sessions (conditions permitting), and one land circuit training session each week.

Schedule is available upon request.

Independent Rowing

Masters members who are qualified may be approved to use certain club boats without a coach when the equipment is not being used by one of the other WBC programs and conditions are safe for rowing.

Adult Learn-to-Row Programs

Adult Learn-to-Row programs are conducted over 10 sessions and provide participants with an introduction to the sport of rowing. All novice rowers interested in becoming a WBC member must participate in one of WBC’s Learn-To-Row programs.

Corporate Team Building Learn-to-Row Programs

Whitemarsh Boat Club offers a unique and highly effective team building program for companies, nonprofits, military veterans, and other organizations. Our program enhances individual and team growth through hands-on rowing experiences that have a direct connection to teamwork, trust, accountability and communication.

WeCanRow Program

WeCanRow promotes the sport of rowing for women recovering from breast cancer to develop healthy and strong bodies, become active participants in their own recovery, rediscover the joy of movement, and be part of a group of women with a common bond supporting each other.

Guest Rowers

Experienced rowers interested in joining the club can participate as a guest in a coached session for evaluation by one of our coaches or a club officer. Either membership acceptance or further training will be recommended.

Social Events

Whitemarsh Boat Club holds many social events throughout the year. Some are long standing traditions, others are onetime opportunities. All allow us the opportunity to mix and mingle and get to know each other away from the discipline and focus of rowing and training. These include the Boat Naming Ceremonies, National Learn to Row Day & Row B Que, Pumpkin Regatta (Mixed Masters and Juniors) Regatta, Coffee and Bagels days, and the WBC Holiday Party along with many other impromptu celebrations.


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