ABOUT YOUR NEW CREW
Founded in 1996, Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing (SICR) provides a rare, highly desirable coed opportunity for Saint Ignatius College Prep students to participate in the sport of rowing. Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate competition in the U.S. and it's also the oldest collegiate rivalry (Harvard vs. Yale). SICR is one of the largest clubs on campus, sporting around 50 athletes competing each season across four squads: Novice Boys, Novice Girls, Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls. SICR is considered one of the top national competitive rowing programs in the city with a former Olympic rower (and former rivals) coaching the Girls Varsity team (Coach Tony Brooks –Harvard and Coach Len Richards- Yale).
SICR aims to continue its legacy of developing highly skilled, competitive rowers by promoting the sport of amateur rowing while educating and training individuals in the art of rowing. Many SICR rowers have gone on to row and study at preeminent institutions across the country.
Our continued success is rooted in the efforts of our athletes, coaches, parents and board members. As a varsity club sport, SICR counts on the efforts of the parent volunteers to support the planning and implementation of facilities, equipment, logistics and regatta support.
It starts with encountering every one of our athletes as individuals, each with a unique set of gifts and the same inherent worth. From that foundation, our team culture enables us to forge lifelong bonds — between classmates and also with coaches— creating an environment where thriving is inevitable. No previous experience is required in joining.