Chicago Rowing Foundation has always strived to make rowing as accessible as possible to Chicagoans, and now to the Western Suburbs, regardless of age, race or socio-economic status.
In partnership with the Chicago Park District, CRF provides community programs at WMS Boathouse at Clark Park that propel our mission forward by providing greater opportunities for Chicagoans to learn about rowing and the benefits associated with the sport. CRF also started a team on the Des Plaines River in Burr Ridge, IL in 2017 to expand the vision of making rowing accessible to all into the Western Suburbs.
In addition to our competitive teams (juniors and Masters), CRF is proud to introduce community programs to include: learn to row, learn to row in a tank, and adaptive rowing, plus others! Whether you want to become fit with one of our land-based programs, or learn to row and see the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers from the vantage point of a rowing shell, we have a program option available for you.