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Fall Crew Program Details

Fall Crew begins on Monday Sept 11th, or Sept 12 for those in the Tues/Thurs Program.


The Boathouse is located at 1 Madison St In Alexandria VA.

Parents are advised to pick up/drop off their athlete at the corner of Fairfax and Madison St. as the parking lot gets silly backed up. (And please be considerate to our neighbors and don't cut through the townhouses.)

A Reminder that there are two weekends left for the mandatory swim test. See post below for details.

Swim Test Dates for ODBC and Fall Crew - UPDATES

All athletes are required to have a ACHS/ACB swim test on file for this calendar year. If the athlete rowed for ACHS in the spring, or did summer crew at the boathouse they are exempt. 

Otherwise, the swim test dates are:

Sept 9th and 16th 3:00-3:30 at Chinquapin Rec Center

*For liability reasons, swim tests from other schools / crew programs are not transferable.

Fall Crew Registration is Open

Fall Crew, a program for rising 7th graders thru 12th graders, will begin on September 11th thru October 12th. Participants will select a program, either Monday/ Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday.

Cost is $300. Registration can be found here.

Old Dominion Select Fall Rowing

 The Old Dominion Select Fall Racing Program will begin on August 14th (Girls) and 21st (Boys) and continue through the first week in November. This racing program is open to rising 9th -12th graders from all area schools with at least one year of competitive rowing experience.

Registration is now open click HERE

Program Registration for rowers is $1100, Coxswains are $500; Travel costs are underwritten by the Alexandria Crew Boosters but athletes will pay the remainder. 

Practices are Monday to Friday & Some Saturdays at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center in Alexandria.

ODBC Select rowing will compete at the Head of the Potomac, Head of the Schuylkill, Head of the Charles*, Occoquan Challenge and Chase, Head of the Occoquan, and Mercer Fall Festival*. Races are held on Sundays


Lynch, McClanahan Receive Alexandria Sportsman's Club Honors

On Tuesday May 30th, the Alexandria Sportman's Club honored this year's outstanding high school athletes and coaches from Bishop Ireton, Episcopal HS, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School and Alexandria City High School. Keynote speaker Jessie Coffield (Draft Kings Fame) and Ryan Fannon (Voice of Villanova Basketball) presented the honors.

Seniors Eleanor Lynch and Cash McClanahan were recognized as the Athletes of the Year for Rowing for Alexandria. Congratulations to these athletes!

Summer Crew Registration is Live

The registration for the 2023 Summer Crew Program can be found HERE

The Programs are open to rising 7th graders, (entering 7th grade in September) and above.

Sculling is open to 10th graders and above who have 2 years of competitive rowing experience.

There are three sessions each of:

Novice Crew (7:15-9am), Intermediate Crew (7-8:45am),  and Sculling (6:45-8:15). 

  • Session 1 6/19-6/30
  • Session 2 7/3-7/14
  • Session 3 7/17-7/28
  • Program Cost is $300 with discounts for multi-session registration

Spring Racing Uniform Purchasing

Uniforms were not included in the spring season registration cost.

For returning athletes who have a uni from the previous year, the design has not changed and no new uniform is required.

Athletes advancing from novice year into upper boats will need to purchase a uni.

Novice rowers should purchase a tank

Purchase link is HERE

Activity Bus Schedule for Transportation to the Boathouse

Please see the .pdf below for bus numbers from each of the schools to the Boathouse

Nutrition Guide

Help your athlete fuel and recover with our Titan Rowing Nutrition Guide.

Spring 2023 Registration is Open!

Please click here to complete the information and register for the 2023 competitive rowing season.

Practice begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday Feb 21 at the Boathouse at 1 Madison St.

In order to be eligible to participate, please:

  • Register for the season.
  • Complete your waiver
  • Upload your VHSL Physical  and ACPS forms
  • Complete the swim test (dates forthcoming) - (yes, you have to take another one. Clock resets on swim tests on January 1, 20-every-year)
    • Feb 11, 25,18, and March 4th at 3:30-4pm at Chinquappin

Donate To the Alexandria Crew Boosters

Help Alexandria Crew Boosters celebrate 75 years of supporting our rowing community.

Your tax-deductible donation helps keep our program thriving.

Cox Reunion

Cox Reunion at UVA

TC Williams / Alexandria City High School reunion at the Virginia Rowing Association boat house.  Clare Williams '19 and Shelby Bavin '22.

We're pretty sure they're both smiling!

Titans Earn Honorable Mentions for All-Met 2022

4 Titans received honorable mentions as the some of the top rowers in the DC area:

Girls Boat: Maddy Glanz and Maile Organek

Boys Boat: Shelby Bavin and Bennett Logan

Congratulations and well-earned!

Titan Girls Honors Rowers

The Titan Girls Rowing Team honored their rowers at an end-of-season ceremony. Picking up awards for the girl's team were:

  • JV MVP: Nardos Fenta
  • ODBC Oarswoman of the Year: Maile Organek
  • Varsity MVP: Madeline Glanz
  • Coxswain of the Year: Madeline Glanz
  • David Haynes Award/Most Inspirational Teammate: Madeline Glanz

Congratulations to our girl's team!

Titan Boys honors rowers

The Titan Boys Rowing Team Thursday honored its rowers at a ceremony at the boathouse. Congratulations to our honorees:

  • Freshman MVP: Jack Karoly
  • Coaches Award: Mitch McCormack 
  • JV MVP: Sam Ittelson 
  • Lightweight of the Year: George Ruschell
  • Varsity MVP: Bennett Logan
  • Coxswain of the Year: Shelby Bavin
  • ODBC Oarsman of the Year: Anthony Forsht
  • Haynes Award / Most Inspiring Teammate:  Anthony Forsht

Congratulations on a fantastic year! 

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

Titan Rowing wants to congratulate our graduating seniors: 

Shelby Bavin, UVA

Anthony Forsht, Clarkson Univ

Maddy Glanz: Virginia Tech

Haley Haukedahl, Duquesne

Patrick Hoover, William & Mary

Alex Johnston, JMU

Bennett Logan: Virginia Tech

Maile Organek: Princeton

Alex Paz, NOVA

George Ruschell, George Washington Univ

Women's 2V 6th at Nationals

The Women's 2V team made the finals at Nationals in Camden, N.J., scoring sixth out of all boats competing. 

The Boys 1V and Girls 1V made it to the quarter finals, or repechage, and the Boys 2V and Freshman Girls also qualified and ran strong races against fierce competition. 

Nationals marks the end of the spring 2022 season for Titan Rowing. We are extraordinarily proud of our athletes' grit, endurance and determination this season. 

Logan honored by Alexandria Sportsman's Club, Organek, Forsht receive scholarships

Huge congratulations to senior Bennett Logan, who will be honored as an Athlete of the Year at the Alexandria Sportsman's Club May 31 banquet! 

Logan was one of a group of Alexandria students honored at the banquet, held at the Westin. Seniors Maile Organek and Anthony Forsht, meanwhile, received scholarships from the club. 

Congratulations to our senior athletes! 

SFA awards scholarships to crew seniors

Many congratulations to Patrick Hoover, a senior rower who has received the the John Steve Carbonell Catilo Award Scholarship, and Madeline Glanz, the recipient of the Barbara McBane Harper TCW '86 Memorial Scholarship, which is given "to a young woman exhibiting outstanding scholarship and leadership who is involved in crew." 

Thank you to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria for honoring our student athletes! 

Strong outing despite poor waters, bad weather at Stotesbury

Titan Girls Rowing had a successful outing during a chaotic two days at the Stotesbury Regatta in Philadelphia, where storms, rising water and floating debris upended an otherwise successful outing. 

During the first day of time trials, the Girls Freshman 8 placed 10th out of 30 boats with a time of 5:16.70. The original rules were that the top 12 were to advance to the semifinals, but a late rain storm thwarted those plans and led to the semifinals being canceled and the top six boats making it to finals. 

The Girls Junior Quad placed 16th out of 20 with a time of 6:25.52 - a strong outing. 

The Girls Second 8 placed ninth out of 20 boats, with a time of 5:35:29. Under the original rules, the top 12, including the Titan Rowers, would have advanced to the semifinals, but poor river conditions upended those plans, leading to the top six boats advancing to the finals and the semifinals being canceled.

And the Girls First 8 placed ninth out of 29 boats with a time of 4:55.25. While regatta officials originally canceled the semifinals, they opted later to reinstate them. The Girls First 8 advanced to the semifinals and were the sole boat to compete Saturday.

In the semifinals, the Titan Girls First 8 finished 5th in their heat with a time of 5:00.31, meaning they did not advance to the finals. However, their time was the 6th fastest of all three heats.

The Titan Boys, who were originally slated to compete, were a scratch because of positive COVID-19 tests on the team. 

The Titan Girls and Titan Boys hope to compete this weekend at Nationals in Camden, N.J. 


Novice Women take Bronze at States

Titan Rowing had six boats competing at day one of the Virginia State Rowing Championships May 7 and one took the bronze medal.

Congratulations to the Women’s Novice 8 for their great performance. Congrats also to the Men’s Freshman 8 and the Men’s 3rd Varsity 8 for their fourth place finish and the Men’s Novice 8, Women’s N-4 and Men’s 4th Varsity 8 for strong performances and fantastic seasons. 


The Christening of the Lisa Zickar

Titan Rowing was thrilled to christen its new shell, the Lisa Zickar, April 23 at the boathouse.

Lisa Zickar, a longtime volunteer for the Alexandria Crew Boosters, served as co-vice president of the Alexandria Crew Boosters in 2012. In 2013, she took over as co-president — a position she held for two years.  As co-president, she defined the Crew Booster mission as being very simple.  “Our mission is to fund, feed, and cheer our rowers on,” she said.  

In 2014, Lisa became the director of the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints — an ambitious role that includes dozens of volunteers, countless moving parts, and more patience than is quantifiable. In 2018, she helped manage the first World Rowing Indoor Championships in Alexandria.  In the six years she headed the event, the Erg Sprints became known as the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world — and the largest event of its kind for juniors.  During that time, it also brought in more than $200,000 for the program.

Lisa has since ceded her role managing the Sprints, but she created a high standard that the Crew Boosters hope to meet when the sprints resume in 2023. 

Her children, Allie and Sam, were both Titan rowers, and Sam Zickar who began coaching for the Titan Boys Team in 2022.  

Lisa and her husband Lou live in Alexandria and remain strong supporters of the program.  Alexandria Crew Boosters is incredibly grateful for the hours she’s spent supporting this wonderful organization, and the enthusiasm and can-do attitude that marked her time here.


Alexandria School Board members get a taste of crew during Zickar boat christening

Titan Rowing was thrilled to host school board members Michelle Rief and Chris Harris at the boathouse Saturday, April 23. The board members spoke to several ACB volunteers, toured the boathouse and Harris, a former high school athlete, pictured at left, took a turn on the erg with the boys' team. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our school system.

Please Donate to Keep Rowing Going Strong in Alexandria

Alexandria Crew Boosters is the umbrella organization that oversees and supports the crew programs for youth in Alexandria, including the T.C. Williams crew program, as well as the Old Dominion Boat Club crew program and the Alexandria Community Rowing program for adults. The Alexandria Crew Boosters raises funds for all racing shells and equipment, including the launch boats that accompany the rowers. ACB also oversees the summer and fall learn-to-row programs, that are open to students from other area schools. We appreciate donations of any amount.

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Porterfield breaks school record for 2K on erg

(photo credit Ryan Reyes)

Huge congratulations to Braden Porterfield (center of photo), who broke the school record for 2000m on the erg yesterday.

The previous record was 6:10.0 set in 2014 by Noah Stewart. Porterfield shattered that with a time of 6:08.5, prompting Stewart to congratulate Porterfield, saying: "What a beast! Give him a huge congrats. He definitely deserves this!"

Porterfield, a graduating senior, will row for Northeastern next year. He has also been invited to the selection camp for the U.S. U19 World Championship Team in Chula Vista, Calif.

Congratulations, Braden!

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