Learn To Row Overview

Learn To Row sessions take place in the spring and summer. Each session consists of 8 classes, typically held on Saturday and Sunday mornings or Monday and Wednesday evenings. All programs are adult, sweep rowing programs for men and women ages 18 and up.  No prior experience is expected and all adults 18+ are welcome.  See the schedule and register below.

Description & Objectives

The first class of each session will be indoors on rowing machines (ergometers). The second class will be indoors in a rowing simulation tank room. The remaining 6 classes will be outdoors on the water, weather permitting. The objectives of CRU's Learn To Row program are to learn basic rowing form, technique, terminology, and safety. When on the water you will be in a boat with 7 other rowers where the coach will guide the team to row by pairs, fours, sixes, and (possibly) all eight. Once you have registered, you will recieve an email a week before the program begins with more specific information about what to expect on the first day. If you have any questions before then please contact membership@chicagorowingunion.org.

Program Cost

Each Learn To Row session (8 classes) costs $180, but there is a $20 discount for signing up early*.  Addtionally, signing up early gives you the option of paying in smaller monthly installments.  Space in each class is limited so register soon to reserve your seat. Use the "Register" links below to sign up.

*Early bird pricing ($160) ends April 15th for Sessions A, B, and C; May 15h for Session D; and June 15th for Session E.

2017 Schedule

Note: the "Register" links below will take you to our partner's site, TeamSnap.com.  You'll need to create an account there (or log in to an existing one) to complete your registration.  Let us know if you have any questions.

All classes are held at Dammrich Rowing Center (3220 W. Oakton).

Class Dates & Times
 A Saturdays & Sundays, from 8:00 - 9:50 a.m.
April 22, 23, May 2*, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 (2017)
 B Saturdays & Sundays, from 10:00 - 11:50 a.m.
April 22, 23, May 2*, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 (2017)
 C Mondays & Wednesdays, from 7:00 - 8:50 p.m.
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24 (2017)
 D Mondays & Wednesdays, from 7:00 - 8:50 p.m.
June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28 (2017)
 E Saturdays & Sundays, from 10:00 - 11:50 a.m.
July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30 (2017)

*Sessions A and B will offer one optional supplemental session from 7:00-8:30pm on Tuesday, May 2nd.  No sessions will be held during the weekend of April 29 and 30th.

Sign up to be the first to know when new spots open up for our Learn-To-Row program. If none of the schedules for the Learn To Row sessions above work for you, please let us know by contacting membership@chicagorowingunion.org.

Refund Policy

Learn To Row seats are limited; therefore, refunds will not be made after the first class of the session.