Yes. Each rower must purchase a uniform (a one-piece, sleeveless unitard and long-sleeved shirt), which costs approximately $130. Optional team apparel (sweats, shirts, hats, visors, jackets, etc.) also can be ordered at an additional cost. Club members are encouraged to travel to the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the held in Philadelphia in May, whether they are competing or not at a cost of approximately $450. Rowers traveling to additional out-of-town regattas (usually Nationals) will pay an additional fee to cover transportation, food, lodging, and event registration expenses. A summary of estimated expenses is included in the MCC Handbook.
Yes. Many rowers participate in other Fall and Winter sports including field hockey, basketball, football, and swimming and diving. Rowers who plan to participate in a winter sport are required to discuss this with their crew coaches to arrange for a modified training/conditioning program that does not conflict with the other sport. Members of the McLean Crew Team cannot, however, participate in another spring sport or after school activity.