Ashburn, Va. (September 5, 2014) – Beaver Dam Reservoir is 350-acre water supply for Loudoun County. It is also the training ground for one of the more unique sports in Loudoun County – crew.
The reservoir is home to the Stone Bridge Rowing Club (SBRC) or, as the sport is popularly known as, crew. The Stone Bridge Rowing Club was the brainchild of the Suter family. As a senior at Stone Bridge, Julie Suter petitioned the school to create a rowing club. Once approved, Suter’s father Kevin Suter, moved over from Briar Woods to Stone Bridge to coach the club and his sophomore son, Sean.
Both children have graduate from Stone Bridge, but Kevin continues to pass on his love of rowing to high school students in Loudoun County.
The SBRC begins with a week long “learn to row” program where kids get their first chance to try out the sport and are paired with more experienced rowers. If interested, they can join the SBRC, which has both fall and spring seasons.
In the fall the club competes against mostly Fairfax County schools and the races are typically three miles long. In the spring they compete in “sprint” races of one mile and travel to Philadelphia and South Jersey to compete. Last year, in the largest prep rowing contest, SBRC placed 7th out of over 50 teams.
To view photos of the SBRC in action click here
Anyone interested in rowing should visit the website here.