This is the home of the Potomac River Safety Committee (PRSC). The goal of the organization is to educate coaches, coxswains, rowers, and paddlers on the safe usage of the Potomac River between National Airport and Fletcher’s Cove. The PRSC has drafted a booklet of rules and guidelines for the safe usage of the upper Potomac River to help in this education process.

You can find the Safety Rules and Guidelines in PDF format HERE or read them on the site via the menu link above.

The current representatives of the committee are:

George Kirschbaum– PRSC Chairperson; USRowing Safety Committee; Potomac Boat Club (PBC)
Emilia Rastrick– Washington Canoe Club (WCC)
Marci Robles– Women’s Head Coach, GWU Crew
Matt Russell– TBC Racing
Lauren Schumer– PBC Racing Committee Chairperson; PRSC Secretary
Peter Swiek– Washington Canoe Club
Judith Vogel– PRSC Associate-Chairperson, high-performance coach
Kyle Kraft-Culkin– Thompson Boat Center (TBC) Manager
Lena Wang– Potomac Boat Club President
TBD– Georgetown University Crew

In the event, you are involved in an incident or have a concern you are advised to contact the specific coach or sculler involved. If you are unsure who that person was or need additional help, please contact one of the committee members listed above. Questions and comments can also be directed to the Committee Contact Email: potomacriversafety@gmail.com


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