The TKRI group here in Saint Louis trains outdoors in a park most of the summer. Saint Louis summers are hot and humid. It is remarkable to see how quickly performance and attention fades when students are getting dehydrated.

I encourage all of the students to bring a water bottle with them to class (along with their bug spray, sunscreen, and notebooks) . We take frequent breaks in order to stay hydrated. I don’t want anyone dropping their partner because they are getting woozy from dehydration .

Here is a link to an article that discusses the importance of hydration for athletic performance.
Hydration: Critical to Athletic Performance.