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Come visit our boathouse and see what it is all about.


High School Rowing has come to the Western Suburbs for Boys and Girls. 

If you are interested in rowing with The Chicago Rowing Foundation West (CRF West)

and would like more information, please contact coach Emily Caflisch directly:



Read about how our rowers paddled through the pandemic

Spring Season - Western Suburbs Location 2021

The CRF WEST offers a complete rowing program for high schoolers, regardless of previous experience. You will learn the essentials of sweep rowing (one oar per person) with training on land, on rowing machines, and in a boat on the DesPlaines River at the base of Madison in Burr Ridge. 


High School Students

March 1 - June 5, 2021

Monday-Friday: 4:00 to 6:00pm

Saturday: 7:00 - 9:00am

9951 S. Madison Street, Lemont, IL 60439

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  Student joins local rowing club

Learn to Row Summer Camp

August 9 - 13, 2021

10am - 1pm

All Experience Levels Welcome - No Experience Needed

Ages 11-17 (Entering 6th through 11th grade)

Registration Now Open

Email: for more information

Chicago Rowing Foundation West

Western Suburbs

Boys and Girls

High School Rowing 

Hinsdale Community Rowing (HCR) is proud to announce a community partnership with the Chicago Rowing Foundation (CRF). HCR and CRF will be sharing our boathouse and dock. CRF is a highly respected and competitive rowing club in the city of Chicago and now offers sweep rowing opportunities for both boys and girls attending local area high schools.

Feel free to stop by and see the boats and our river access right here in Burr Ridge:


Hinsdale Community Rowing Boathouse

9951 South Madison Street

Lemont, IL 60439

Go South on Madison until you dead end at the river - seriously, all the way south, then turn right into the parking lot.

For more information about CRF's Western Suburbs program and their rowing teams, visit their website at

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Hinsdale Living Magazine published an article profiling Ms. Emily Wasz, a Clarendon Hills resident, a HCHS graduate, and an accomplished collegiate rower.  Take a look at the article HERE.

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