Do you contribute to support team travel expenses?
I found the thread related to tipping paddlers and boat captains, and have a question along a similar but slightly different vein... I know that any time we take on the challenge of a big swim we invest a good amount of money into the expenses of commissioning a boat captain, swim application fees, and our own travel. For support crew members that are not part of your immediate family (spouses/partners, children, etc.), do you help to cover a portion of their travel expenses- i.e. hotel costs, dining or even flight expenses? Or is a thank you and post-event celebratory dinner the standard?
Planning a big swim (for me it's Catalina this year) feels a bit like planning a wedding- putting lots of small details into place to complete a much larger 'event'. I'm not putting together any sort of invitation or formal announcement for this one, but for those I'd like by my side for this adventure, should I anticipate assisting them with a portion of their travels?
Thanks all for weighing in.