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ANNUAL CREW TRADITION

SPRING BREAK TRAINING TRIP

ROWING IN OAK RIDGE, TN...AMERICA’S FAVORITE ROWING VENUE...

Every year, the Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing Team and thousands of rowers from around the country flock to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to train and compete at Melton Lake, one of the best 2,000-meter rowing courses in America. With 30 miles of flat water and a seven-lane buoyed race course, Melton Lake is an excellent location for rowing training trips and regattas! Oak Ridge has hosted several prestigious regattas including, the NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championships, US Rowing Championship events, Conference Championships and countless other high caliber regattas at the high school, collegiate and masters level. The schedule for the rowers is rigorous but is considered as one of the best high school memories for most rowers.


SICR OAK RIDGE SPRING BREAK OVERVIEW:

  • WHEN: A bus will leave by 6am on the first Saturday of the school’s spring break. They return late the following Saturday.
  • WHERE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 25 miles west of Knoxville. Hotel accommodations for the rower are included in the registration fee. 
  • WHY: The trip is highly recommended for rowers. They gel as a team and the coaches try to determine the best boat pairings for the spring regatta season.
  • COST: There is an additional charge for this trip. You will also need to give your rower money for dinner nightly, lunches while traveling and some spending money.

SPRING BREAK APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE

  • 5:45am Wake-Up | Quick Breakfast at the hotel buffet
  • 6:30am Board Bus
  • 7:30am – 9:30am On the Water
  • 9:30am  Break | Snacks at the Tent Site
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm On the Water
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch at the Tent Site Sometimes catered or grill out
  • 1:00pm Bus to Hotel for Rest
  • 3:30pm Bus Back to Rowing Site
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm On the Water
  • 6:30pm Bus to Hotel | Dinner
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm Rowers Return to Hotel Rooms
  • 10:00pm Bed Check

CHAPERONES NEEDED:

If you have the opportunity to chaperone at Oak Ridge you should take it.  A lot of work goes into the planning and execution of a successful and safe trip. The more chaperones the better. Come for the week or a few days, whatever your schedule allows. Many memories happen there that your child will not remember to tell you about.

  • Chaperones are needed to ride the bus
  • Set-up and prepare food for the food tent
  • Supervise at the hotel - including dinner check in/out and bed checks. 

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