The University of Chicago Crew is a club program. We are run by a student board (made up of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Parent/Alumni Liason, Equipment Manager(s), and Captains) as well as a part-time coaching staff. Water practices are held 6 days a week at 6am and last until 8am.
We compete consistenty and competitively against other collegiate club and varsity programs from across the country, with top finishes at the Head of the Charles Regatta in the Fall (notably placing 2nd in the collegiate WV4+ in 2014) and at the Aberdeen Dad Vails Regatta and ACRA Regatta in the Spring. Our women's team ranks as the top team in Illinois, winning as State Champions for two years running.
We receive some funding from the University, but the majority of our funds come from member dues and fund-raising. It is not easy for our team to sustain itself financially while training and competing, which is why the support from our family members and alumni is so crucial.