About the Trip
During IAP, MIT varsity crew heads to warmer, unfrozen waters in Florida for ten days of intense, two-a-day practices. All four teams come on the trip: 120-150 student-athletes in total. The trip represents a critical opportunity to get out and practice on water at a time when the New England winter would make it otherwise impossible—and it’s an unmissable time for team bonding and cohesiveness.
Why Support Us
This is a big year for crew! After strong performances across the board in 2016-2017, our teams are hoping to make this year even better. To do that, we need your help. MIT crew relies on alumni donations for more than half its budget, and the IAP training trip is a big piece of that—about ten percent. Funding this trip makes a huge difference for our athletes and our operating costs.
The trip itself breaks down into several major expenses. In addition to food and lodging for the athletes, we pay to drive our boats down, which means hourly wages for the drivers and boatmen on top of fuel costs. Training in the winter like this isn’t cheap, but we make this trip happen every year because of how important it is to our rowers as individual athletes and as a team.
About MIT Crew
Last year, MIT lightweight women placed a team-best third at Head of the Charles, and the lightweight men brought home the Secretary of the Navy Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic. The openweight women’s varsity eight took bronze at the Patriot League Rowing Championships, and the heavyweight men finished in the top-ten in the Collegiate 8+ for the second year in a row.
MIT varsity crew is consistently recognized for academic excellence, including rowers on the IRA All-Academic Teams and recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award.
Please support us as we send our rowers south for the winter!
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Photos above from last year's training trip to Florida.