Logo, Alliance Rowing Club of Illinois, Rowing Club in Wilmette, IL

A Not for Profit Organization


(847) 347-3278
(888) 509-5422
905 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-1559

Developmental Rowing — Youth Grades 6-8

Until 2012, the opportunity to experience crew on the Northshore hasn't been readily available until students enter high school. Boys and Girls who've attended rowing tryouts lacking experience will tell you they wish they'd had the chance to prepare. ARC's Youth Development Program provides just the exposure needed for aspiring athletes who think rowing/crew might be just the sport for them. Students grades 6-8, will be provided essential instruction on proper rowing technique, boat safety, rowing etiquette and vernacular. Additionally, youth will receive proper age-specific dryland rowing machine training and strength/conditioning needed to handle the rigors of future tryouts and competition should they choose to pursue crew with their high school or a competitive club such as ARC.

Why Crew?

Crew has been a popular east coast sport for decades -- recently expanding in popularity to the midwest and west coast.

Women's college crew is exploding in growth: With 20 scholarships available per school for women's rowing, rowing has more than any other sport--men's or women's--aside from football. Scholarship opportunities are currently 2:1.

Provides an excellent all-body physical workout & Crew is the ULTIMATE "Team" sport.

Crew fosters resilience, respect, and collaboration.

Glenview Girls Crew — Youth Grades 7-8

Announcing a NEW sports opportunity for all 7-8 girls at Springman, Attea and all Glenview middle school programs!!

JOIN ROWING:  Make history ~ Get fit ~ Learn new skills

The initial goal of this new club is offer rowing to both GBS and GBN girls so that they can compete at the High School level Fall of 2018

Ultimately, this could be the genesis of creating a new Club Crew team for Glenbrook South and North athletes

OPEN HOUSE this Saturday September 2nd at 2pm

Official Kick-Off Date is Tuesday September 5th  -  GGC will coordinate carpools/rides to the DRC

WHEN:  *Tuesdays 4:45-6:15pm   WHERE: Dammich Rowing Center - 3220 Oakton Street Skokie, IL

               *FIRST SESSION requirement at the Studio either noon Saturday or Sunday 10am or 1:30pm.

Saturday additional rowing times of 1, 2:30 & 3:30pm offer practice opportunities with other 6-8 grade girls of the North Shore

Learn to Row Program & Costs:  Learn to Row Curriculum & Costs       

QUESTIONS: Email Brian Easter, ARC Program Director @ allrowc@gmail.com  or TEXT/Call 847 347 3278

Continuing with ARC after completion of the Learn to Row Curriculum  Ongoing Program Costs

1) Paying Membership Fleet Dues include USRowing Membership providing on-the-water liability insurance, safety standard guidelines, continuing education and guidance. Balance of Fleet Dues fund Equipment Storage at the Dammrich Rowing Center (DRC), Equipment upgrades and ongoing maintenance, Insurances for equipment with any overrage pouring-over into ARC Club operating expenses.

2) Purchasing a 5, 10 or 20 session Rowing PunchCard

3) Paying monthly Dryland Fees for November - April by purchasing either a PunchCard or paying a flat fee for unlimited Monthly or Quarterly timeframes  

For more information contact Brian Easter (847) 347-3278.