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Learn to Row

Learn To Row Classes

Are you interested in learning to row? This is the perfect class for you. Join us for five sessions on the beautiful Chicago River learning the basics of the rowing stroke. No prior experience is necessary.




Learn to Row and Cox- 2021 Summer

Info Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Dates: June 15-July 1, 2021 July 13-29, 2021 August 3-19, 2021
Days: Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm 6:30pm to 8:00pm 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fee: $150 (nonrefundable) $150 (nonrefundable) $150 (nonrefundable)

Learn to Cox

The coxswain is one of the most important people in a sweep boat. They steer the boat and are a set of eyes for the rowers since they are rowing backwards. 

CRF staff will teach you all you need to know to learn to cox for FREE. Upon completion of the learn to cox class, you will be eligible to cox for any of the Master's teams (rec or competitive).


Private Learn to Row Classes

Do you have your own group of at least eight individuals that want to learn together? Simply contact Maida Wallin to set up your individualized rowing class with a minimum of one session, that meets the time and dates that are most convenient for you.

Classes are conducted out of the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park boathouse and offer an unparelled experience as you see the Chicago River from the vantage point of a rowing shell.


For more information about our programs, please contact:

Maida Wallin
Chicago Rowing Foundation
Executive Director- Team Management and Youth Development
773.495.4523 |