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accessROW- Making Rowing Accessible to All


accessROW is CRF's adaptive rowing program for individuals with physical disabilities. We believe that no matter what your level of mobility may be, everyone should have the same opportunity to learn to row.

CRF is proud to offer an adaptive rowing program that will adapt rowing equipment to meet the needs of the rower. Regardless of your disability, we will try our best to adapt the sport of rowing for you. 

If you are interested in finding out more information contact Laurel Johnson at today!

How We Adapt Our Equipment

Rowing becomes adaptive when we use special equipment, such as a fixed seat, pontoons or chest straps, to safely enable a rower to sit in a boat, on an erg or in our state-of-the-art indoor rowing tank. We look at each rower as an individual to come up with a plan specific to their needs. 

Winter 2017 Snapshot

Details Fall Season
Age: All
Level: All
Dates: TBD
Days: TBD
Time: TBD
Location WMS Boathouse at Clark Park (3400 N. Rockwell)
Fee: $25
Questions? Contact Laurel Johnson,

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Laurel Johnson

accessROW Head Coach

Who We Serve

CRF seeks to serve the Chicago community as much as possible. Whether you have a visual impairment, a double amputation, or a spinal cord injury, we will try to accommate you. 

Moreover, we aim to assist individuals who are able to walk without any assistive devices, as well as individuals who rely on a wheelchair.

If you are interested in receiving more information about accessROW, please fill out our interest survey.


Contact Us


For more information or if you have questions, please contact:

Laurel Johnson
Chicago Rowing Foundation
Adaptive Rowing Coach