Montgomery Boat Club was created in 2015 to meet the club's mission of teaching the art of rowing to local high school students who have no means of doing so within their own schools. We have, or have had, participating athletes who are from schools including Winston Churchill High School, The Bullis School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, The Lab School, Wootton High School, Sherwood High School, St. Anselm’s Abbey School, and The Heights School.
MBC is a co-ed club sport and is a competitive, year-round, program. We compete under the rules and regulations of US Rowing, which is the national governing body for crew, and the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association (WMIRA), the local governing body. MBC abides by, and implements, all rules and conventions set by these organizations as well as the general guidelines used by Montgomery Country Public School (MCPS)for its team sports.
Crew, as a sport, is neither officially sanctioned or administered by MCPS at the current time. MBC is a parent-supported, self-funded organization. In addition to Churchill, a number of other MCPS high schools have thriving crew programs, including Walter Johnson, Blair, Whitman, B-CC and many of the area private schools.
In this section read more about our program to find out what to expect if looking to join our Club.
Montgomery Boat Club was created in 2015 as a result of the desire to broaden and expand the Club's mission to a wider range of Maryland high school rowers in Montgomery County. This would not have been possible without teaming with an existing high school rowing club within the County. Churchill Crew became that partner and was interested in expanding their vision and reaching out to neighboring schools for recruitment. The Churchill Crew Club was established in 2010 by two Churchill students, Alisa Dan and Julianna Hsing, both of whom graduated in June 2012. It is the cornerstone of Montgomery Boat Club.
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