Seasons

Rowing is a year-round sport with the fall season focusing on head races (longer distances) and the Spring and Summer focused on Sprint races. CRF is nationally ranked and each squad participates in several regional and national regattas in the fall, spring and summer seasons.

Fall
Late August/Early September through Late November
On the water in 4+ or 8+ person boats. Races are usually 4000 meters or longer.

Winter
December through February (break from December 24 - January 6)
Training takes place indoors on rowing machines (ergs) and the moving water rowing tank at the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park for the city team, or at Katherine Legge Memorial Park and a local gym for the western suburbs team. Focus is on conditioning and technique.

Spring
March through June
Spring is the most competitive racing season, on the water in 4+ or 8+ person boats. Races are 2000 meters.

Summer
June through August

Many CRF athletes participate in all four seasons; some athletes participate in select seasons based on other sports and commitments.