Chicago Rowing Foundation Camps
- Chicago, Illinois
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You’ve never rowed, but you’d love to try it. You have been rowing year round and can not get enough. Sign up for our summer day camps. All sessions are ideal for those looking for a low-impact, cardiovascular team sport. You will have fun learning the basics of the sport, improving your overall fitness level and meeting other teenagers from all over the Chicago area!
The Chicago Rowing Foundation offers a complete rowing program for teens entering 6th-11th grades, regardless of previous experience. You will learn the essentials of sweep rowing (one oar per person) with training on land on rowing machines and in a boat on the Chicago River and our new location on the Des Plaines River. The camp's focus is on basic rowing skills and terms, with an emphasis on learning how to row as a crew of eight.
Camp is led by the CRF coaching staff, and held from the WMS Boathouse located at 3400 N. Rockwell St (Chicago location) and 9951 S. Madison Street (Burr Ridge location).
All coaches are current or former collegiate athletes, including national champions and former national team members.
Sweep rowing is a team sport that requires prolonged physical exertion and highly coordinated physical endurance. Sweep rowing may not be appropriate for all rowers. CRF reserves the right to determine whether sweep rowing is a match for each CRF applicant.
CRF has an adaptive program for teens and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. For information, contact Maida Wallin at email@example.com.
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Director of Coxswain Coaching
Marcus is a six-time world medalist, three-time world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist coxswain from Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He has worked at Sparks since 2010. As a coxswain, he is intimately acquainted with the recruiting and training issues around specialized sport positions and is the primary architect of Sparks' coxswain curriculum.