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Practices are Monday - Friday 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 - 11:30 am at Bull Run Marina (Clifton)
Rowers must dress appropriately for the outdoor weather. See the information below regarding appropriate clothing.
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The coaches will review clothing requirements with the team before water practice begins. If your child is not properly dressed for the weather they may not be allowed on the water. The following are suggestions for proper attire.
The best clothing for rowing is soft, stretchy, breathable, and fairly form fitting. Loose shorts can get caught in the slides under the moving seats, so avoid basketball style shorts or warm-ups. Loose tops can get caught in the oar handles, so avoid bulky jackets or sweatshirts. In general, you should dress as though you are going running in the elements, or Nordic skiing.
Synthetic fabrics such as Polypro, Cool Max, Under Armor and similar fabrics are best because they keep you relatively warm even when wet and they dry quickly. You will get wet from perspiration, rain, and splash. The key is that they have synthetic clothing that will keep them warm even when wet.
Layering is important for keeping warm, and maintaining the right temperature. Your needs will change during a practice depending on exertion and changing conditions. Having the appropriate layers enables you to regulate your insulation and protection. Sometimes a rower may mix 2 out of 3 layers, depending on conditions.
Waterproof clothing is not required for rowing. If you do purchase waterproof clothing, ensure that it is highly breathable. Really waterproof clothing tends not to breathe as well, increasing body heat and sweating, and then holding the perspiration within the clothing instead of letting it evaporate. This can result in you getting too hot, taking off the waterproof clothing, and then getting really chilled.
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