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What are the benefits of rowing?
  • Health benefits: Rowing improves your cardiovascular fitness and builds muscle strength without jarring impacts to joints. Rowing is the ultimate low-impact, full-body workout.


  • Stress relief: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the scenic Occoquan River


  • Professional Skills: rowing promotes teamwork as rowers work together to move the boat in the most efficient manner possible


  • Competition: NVRC races in several local regattas and also travels to regattas throughout the country including the US Rowing Masters National Championships


  • Socialization: make new friends on your boat and throughout the club

Why row with NVRC?

NVRC is comprised of adults (21+) who row competitively, who row recreationally, and those who do some of both.


All rowers come to practice to focus on skills to achieve their goals, all guided by professional coaching.  NVRC coaches have experience preparing rowers for success at all levels, including the US Rowing Masters Nationals Championships while fostering teamwork and the competitive spirit.

NVRC rows on the beautiful Occoquan Reservoir, which is considered one of the best rowing venues on the East Coast.  We have over 12 miles of rowable river, with no power boats over 10 hp motors allowed.  While on the water, you will see other rowers, the occasional kayaker and fisherman, along with the wildlife that make the Occoquan its home:  herons, osprey, bald eagles, and the occasional otter.

You can join NVRC by clicking here!