They should always have a water bottle with them, as well as sunscreen and good running shoes for land training (which may take place at the boathouse as well as at school). A change of clothing-particularly dry socks-is also useful (even on dry days, rowers can get splashed and soaked). For after-school practices, they should bring a healthy snack to eat before going out on the water--something that will sustain their energy level, such as fruit, bagels, sandwiches, granola bars, etc.
The club hires a bus to take all rowers to TBC (and return them to MHS) after school five days a week during the spring rowing season. If you're picking kids up in the evening and would like to limit the amount of time you spend waiting for them, ask them to call you when the bus leaves TBC; the trip typically takes about 20 minutes. Some older team members drive themselves to and from school and TBC. If they have their parents permission and fill out an FCPS Field Trip Driver's License and Vehicle Insurance Information form, they may transport other students to and from the boathouse. Note: Under Virginia law, drivers under the age of 18 who have had their licenses for less than one year may only carry one passenger under the age of 18 (excluding siblings). Those who have had their license for at least one year but have not yet turned 18 may carry three passengers under the age of 18.) No bus is provided for before-school (early morning) practices or to the Introduction to Rowing program in the Fall. Parents are responsible for monitoring how their kids get to and from all practices and regattas.