ON WATER PRACTICES
Practices start on the water, at Sandy Run Regional Park, with the start of the spring sport season. For 2024, this will be on February 20th. Until this time, rowers have been training at crew winter conditioning or with their winter sport.
Rowers practice outdoors every weekday after school. Rowers depart school once school is let out or during 8th period B block on Wednesdays and Fridays. See our transportation page for information on getting to and from Sandy Run. Practices are also held on Saturdays until the regatta season begins. All novices who are not on a varsity boat will practice at Sandy Run everyday except for Tuesdays. On Tuesday, novices will practice at TJ. See our full calendar here.
WHAT TO WEAR
It's important to dress in layers for outdoor practices, especially earlier in the spring season. Temperatures are also cooler on the water. Layers that are breathable, not too loose, and with a waterproof outer layer are recommended. A hat helps retain heat; gloves, however, cannot be worn while rowing. Sneakers or slides work well, too.
WHAT ELSE TO BRING
Make sure to bring water and snacks. There is a water fountain to refill bottles available at Sandy Run. A pair of dry socks can be useful. There are changing cubbies available as well.