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Founded in 1996, Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing (SICR) is the largest co-ed sport on campus and one of two sports that compete on a national level. Sporting over 60 athletes competing each season across three squads: Novice Boys & Girls, Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls.  No previous rowing experience is required which makes the sport accessible to all who commit

We strive to keep our membership dues low so that the sport of rowing can be accessible to all St. Ignatius students. Approximately 25% of our rowers are on a need-based scholarship and pay partial or no fees. SICR rowers have gone on to row & study at preeminent institutions across the country including: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn,  Columbia,  Dartmouth, Georgetown,  MIT,  Princeton, Stanford, Cal Berkeley, Notre Dame, Brown, Michigan, Northwestern and University of Chicago.

SICR is a varsity club sport, operating under the organization of Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing, Inc., a nonprofit corporation managed by a parent board. SICR counts on the efforts of parent volunteers to support the planning and implementation of facilities, equipment, logistics and regatta support.

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Interested in Rowing at St. Ignatius College Prep?

If you are potentially interested in rowing now or in the future at St. Ignatius College Prep, please click on this link and complete the short questionnaire and one of our Novice Coaches will be in touch shortly thereafter!


St. Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.