Almost every crew team member will tell you that joining the crew team is one of the best decisions they made at Ignatius. If you are new to rowing you would be considered a Novice. A Novice rower is anyone in their first year of rowing. All subsequent years, rowers are moved to the varsity team. Checkout the snapshot of the practice schedule with some details below:
Safety is a top priority for SICR. We need to be 100% comfortable that each team member has the ability to stay afloat, in the unlikely event that their boat tips over. To this end, all new (novice) crew members are required to pass a swim test before getting in a boat. Passing the test covers you for your entire time on the Crew team. To pass the test, you must be able to:
In a rowing crew, the coxswain is the member who sits in the stern facing the bow. Coxswains are an integral part of any crew: they are critical to safety on the water, navigating the river, strategically maneuvering the boat during races, and motivating the rowers. Furthermore, the coxswain is the communication link from coach to rowers during practice. It is a challenging but fun task that requires focus, decisiveness and a keen sense of responsibility.
If your child is a coxswain you have a few different rules. Your child will row a lot less. They are in command of the boat. Their responsibilities are to navigate getting the boats in and out of the water as well as determining how and when the rowers increase their speed while racing. They are generally required to be at meetings at the regattas at least an hour before the rowers are required to be there. They may be responsible for a “cox box”, an aid to tempo and pace and a microphone to yell commands to the rowers. No rowing or coxing experience is necessary to become an SICR coxswain.
You are welcome to try the team for up to a week in the "open enrollment" time. To do so, please contact Ian Hirt SICR.Registrar@gmail.com
Due to the currently evolving Covid-19 situation, registration for the 2020 Winter training season for new rowers is currently delayed. The season will begin Monday, November 30, 2021 with training to take place at the Cordi Marian Center located at 1100 S. May St., Chicago IL. Please check back for updates or contact Ian Hirt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 SICR Fall Season will end Saturday, November 21, 2020. While there were no regattas this fall, a successful training season was capped off by an inter-squad scrimmage held on a beautiful November morning.
Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation, registration for the Winter Training Season is currently closed to new rowers. The winter season will begin on November 30, 2020 and any changes to the registration situation will be posted at this location.
Training for the winter season will take place on socially distanced ergs by rowers wearing masks in groups of less than ten when allowed by the State of Illinois/City of Chicago. Equipment will be disinfected before and after practice, Practice sessions will be held at the Cordi Marian Center, 1100 S. May, Chicago IL.
Please contact Ian Hirt at email@example.com if you are interested in rowing.