Competition. Community. History.
Preserving, promoting and engaging in paddlesports on the Potomac River for more than a century
Established in 1904, the Washington Canoe Club is a community of volunteers dedicated to preserving, promoting, and engaging in paddlesports on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. WCC’s boathouse, over a century old, is an iconic historic landmark serving as a base for its members to train for competition, paddle for recreation, and host community, educational and charitable groups.
The second of a two part story about the WCC Juniors participation in the 2018 ACA Sprint National Championships.
by Liz Pennisi
Three Sisters among the five juniors—and one hair stylist--representing the WCC in Oklahoma
At 17, most girls are trying to put as much space between them and their younger siblings as possible. Not Megan Schuette. She’s one of the new additions to the junior sprint team, following in the footsteps of two younger sisters, Helen (14) and Becca (16). “It was something we could all do together,” she says. “And it’s probably the best decision that I’ve ever made.” And when Helen, Becca and three other juniors headed to Oklahoma in August (see other story) for the ACA Sprint National Championships, she was right there with them. She wasn’t ready to compete this year and instead became the team’s hairstylist. Daily she would fashion intricate, innovative braids guaranteed to keep hair off the shoulders. “We had the best hair,” says Helen. And they had the best time, as well.