Practice is the foundation of success in any sport. Rowing is a unique sport in regards to
practice. If one member of a boat does not attend practice, the eight other athletes in that
boat are unable to practice. Therefore, all athletes are expected to attend all scheduled
practices. Not attending practices can result in the replacement of that athlete with another
for practice and/or a race.
However, the coaching staff recognizes that legitimate conflicts arise and perfect attendance
is unrealistic. Conflicts that are considered legitimate are: religious, family, medical,
employment and academic.
Practices are held after school at the Anacostia Community Boathouse located at 1900 M St. SE Washington, DC. Bishop Ireton provides a bus to take the rowers to and from the
boathouse. The winter training practices are held at Bishop Ireton High School.
Please inform the Head Coach of any known practice conflicts before the season begins.
On the water practice continues in all weather conditions, except lightening. Indoor practice
continues in all weather conditions unless school or after school activities are cancelled.