MJC Update: Week of 3/4/2018

Up Next

Row For Humanity: This Tuesday, the rowers will do their Erg-a-Thon for Row For Humanity. The location is still to be determined.

Looking Ahead

  • Meeting: a brief informational MJC parents meeting on Sunday, March 11 to ensure that everyone knows what is happening with MJC. Topics will include spring break, fund raising and the spring session. Exact time is to be determined, please contact Chris Brandt or Wesley.
  • Dues: Spring dues are due immediately. Spring break dues are due March 16. If there’s any concerns, questions, or need to set up a schedule, contact Marcia
  • Spring Break: March 18-24. We’re still looking for a chaperone to help shuttle the rowers.
  • Spring Truck: Our first and second sources for renting a truck for the spring season have fallen through. If you have any information on businesses that rent large trucks for towing, please contact Wesley.

Changes to practice

We’re back at the boathouse starting Monday! We won’t be on the water every day with temperatures still fluctuating, but we will be working out at the boathouse either way.

Dressing for cold weather:

  1. Rowers need to have an extra change of clothes with them every day.
  2. NO COTTON base layers, rowers need to have a moisture wicking base layer. Tshirts are not adequate base layers.
  3. Cotton based outerwear that is easily removed will be permitted.

Dressing for rowing:

  1. No pockets, if you’re outerwear (ie hoodie or jacket) does have pockets they need to be zipped up the entire practice or if it is a hoodie pocket you’ll be asked to turn it inside out.
  2. NO LOOSE CLOTHING, rowers wearing basketball shorts or other loose pants will catch in the seats tracks.
  3. Athletic sneakers are required, slides or sandles suggested for water training.
  4. Rowers need to come to practice prepared for land or water training.

These rules are points are designed to protect the health and safety of the athletes. If an athlete is not properly dressed, they will not be on the water and may be given a land workout instead.