The Spring Break Practice Schedule is outlined here. Practices are held at Thompson Boat Center (TBC) (unless otherwise specified). Any changes due to weather or other issues will be communicated to rowers by their coaches. Please direct any questions to your squad's coach.
DCPS Spring Break is Monday 4/15- Friday 4/19. Below is the Spring Break training schedule by squad. (Coaches will notify you if there are any changes to the schedule.)
Note: All squads are practicing Monday-Friday morning. All squads are off Friday afternoon through Sunday.
(Off Wednesday morning)
T, W, F
Spring Practice Philosophy
Wilson Crew strives to create an inclusive athletic experience for all athletes. That said, this is a competitive scholastic team and as such we function as a meritocracy where faster athletes get more attention and water time than slower ones.
While rowing provides many racing options through the tiered boat system (1V, 2V, 3V, etc...) the reality is that there is a finite number of seats in boats. The coaches will make every effort to maintain participation by all athletes through April 27th however after that point, priority for practice time will be given to athletes who have earned seats in racing lineups and some athletes may spend some practice time on land.
When an athlete is not on the water, they will be maintaining their aerobic fitness by rotating through the erg machines that are kept at the boathouse or by jogging on nearby trails. This may take the form of a split practice with half water time/half erg time or the rower may simply be on land for the duration of practice.