Welcome!

Growing in size and strength every season, American University Crew is a collegiate club sports team appealing to those with and without a background in rowing and athletics.

Entirely student-run, the team and its veterans were given an opportunity to not only enhance themselves but expand membership to all those willing to work and strive for what inevitably becomes a memorable part of one’s college career.

American University Rowing Club currently rows out of the Anacostia Community Boathouse on the Anacostia River and neighboring Washington D.C. Channel, opposite the United States Navy Yard and nearby Reagan National Airport.  Click here to see where we’re headed for Fall 2018!

We now also have a team store up and running down at JustRow.com!  Show your team spirit with T-shirts, sweats, blankets — even an apron with the AU Rowing Club logo.

Facebook: American University Crew
Twitter: @AU_Rowing
Instagram: @aurowing

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11 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hey Sam!
    We will be tabling outside MGC throughout this week, and will be holding information sessions September 2nd and 3rd (Wednesday and Thursday) in Anderson 3k (3rd floor in Anderson Hall, behind elevators) at 7pm. This Sunday, we will be holding a Learn-to-Row at our boathouse, where you can get back on the water. For more info, you can check out the “How to Join” page under the “About Us” tab or email us with a specific question at americancrew@gmail.com.
    -Eileen

  2. Taro

    Do you hold your coxswains to conventional weight standards? I row now in high school and I want to cox. I weigh between 123 and 130 pounds (it depends on the day, really, but I can hold it down). I’m a girl, but I’d be willing to cox the guys. I’m a pretty good coxswain and will be getting better over the summer. Would I be allowed to cox?

    1. Hey there!
      No, we do not hold our coxswains to any specific weight standards. You are welcome to try whatever you want on our team – whether that’s continuing rowing or coxing, we’d love to have you.

    1. Hi Joe,
      Great question! Rowing is an intense sport that takes place in sleek, narrow boats on the water. Rowing demands high degrees of endurance, strength, teamwork, mental toughness, both on and off the water.

      Rowers sit in a boat and use an oar to propel the boat through the water. Contrary to popular belief, rowers use much more than their arms to propel the boat. The main muscles used to make a boat go forward are the legs, then back, then arms.

      Rowing races are a test of endurance, strength and good technique in changing water and wind conditions. In the fall, we race 5000-meter courses and in the spring (“sprint” season), we race on 2000 meter courses. It is similar to a track and field race, with a fixed starting line and a fixed finish line. In the spring, boats race side-by-side in their own lanes. The first to cross the finish line wins.

      Please contact us at americancrew@gmail.com if you have any more questions about our team!

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