0500-0630 (Must be on Base by 0530)
Since the 1970’s, US Whitewater and Sprint National Team Athletes have been allowed to train in the US Navy’s David Taylor Model Basin outside of working hours. Paddling in the Basin is a privilege and strict adherence to the rules is vital to maintain that privilege. In particular, we must be careful to keep the rails dry and observe any Basin closures due to ongoing Navy testing.
For the winter of 2015/2016 we will be allowed to use the east Basin (the long basin). Four coaches have cards to open the door to the Basin: Silvan Poberaj, Dana Chladek, Kathleen McNamee, and Aaron Mann. Dana maintains a Google sheet which let folks know when coaches will open the door for paddling by club members who are on the Basin List. Please contact her to be invited.
The PWRC maintains the access list for athletes wishing to train in the Basin in the winter. Adults must submit the Model Basin Security Clearance form that is required to be added to the list. Minors do not need to submit the form; just let Dana know you would like to train in the Basin.
Please mail the form to:
6428 Bannockburn Drive
Bethesda. MD 20817