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Register for summer Learn-To-Row!

Have you ever wondered just what rowing is and what the crew team does? The Walter Johnson Crew Learn-To-Row program is the perfect way to learn the basics about our team and the sport that ESPN ranks as one of the most physically demanding and rewarding sports around. Whether you have been involved in athletics for years and just want to try something new, or you are new to sports entirely, there … [More...]

Congratulations WJ Men’s Varsity Four

Check it out! Thanks for all your support this season. Walter Johnson Crew earned 3 All-Met Honors - Washington's best 4, Zach Hicks received All-Met First Team, and Ben Koenig was awarded Honorable mention All-Met. Add to that our successes at the final championship regattas and we are just too excited to be WJ Crew. All of these accomplishments show the dedication of these athletes, their … [More...]

Join WJ Crew

Looking for a new sport? Walter Johnson Crew is an award winning (three all Met honors) championship winning (Maryland States, Stotesbury Cup, WMIRA, National's) club. Come check out the ultimate in athletics and team work. Summer opportunities to learn to row in August and September. Fall season starts for novices in September. Click here to give us your information, and a parent email please, so … [More...]

Calling all WJ-bound middle schoolers!

Are you a seventh- or eight-grader looking for a new sport? You're invited to join Walter Johnson Crew on June 3-4 for a quick introduction to rowing (otherwise known as crew). This is a brand-new addition to our regular Learn-To-Row program that takes place in late summer! If you're interested, let us know by completing this online form and we'll let you know more. Even if you've never held an … [More...]

What’s the best thing about crew?

  •  Making friends for life
  •  A sense of family
  •  Bonding
  •  Meeting people
  •  Pasta dinners
  •  The coaches
  •  Being part of a supportive team
  •  Winning
  •  Learning teamwork
  •  Being outside
  •  Having fun
  •  Spring regattas
  •  Getting in shape
  •  Team spirit
  •  Getting exercise
  •  Learning to work together

From a WJ Crew member …

Crew was something that I joined for the heck of it. I'd never been a really competitive person and I was always afraid of any other sport because I was afraid I'd mess up.

But crew was different. Rowing made me feel like I was part of something bigger and better, that I always had my teammates to fall back on.

That's one of the best things about rowing. You're never alone. It gave me things to do after school other than loiter around my house. It gave me the best friends I have right now. It gave me some of the best memories I've made so far in high school.

If it wasn't for crew, I'd probably be a different person right now honestly. I'm able to spend every waking moment with my best friends and do something I love every day. And winning a couple gold medals isn't so bad either.