RECOVERY ON WATER WELCOMES ALL SURVIVORS OF BREAST CANCER TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.

NO ROWING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. WE OFFER MANY WAYS TO EMBRACE ROWING THAT ALLOW YOU TO MEET PEOPLE AND SURPASS YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS GOALS.


ALL AGES, ALL STAGES OF TREATMENT AND RECOVERY.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT PROMOTES EXERCISE AND SUPPORT.

To learn how you can join ROW, please email Kathleen Behner, ROW Operations & Outreach Coordinator: Kathleen@recoveryonwater.org or call 773.620.3258.

Joining row

Rowing is accessible, safe and fun. Many of the survivors we serve consider ROW® the silver lining of their breast cancer diagnosis. By joining ROW you join a great team of women who support each other while getting fit. While rowing takes practice, we offer many entry points into the sport based on your goals.

I was intrigued by how ROW was presented to me – a place for support without self-pity. Even though I was interested in joining, it took me a few months to reach out to ROW, partly, I think, because I would have to put myself out there as a cancer survivor.
— Elizabeth, ROW Member

 

Current Practice Schedule

All athletes on the ROW team have the opportunity to workout 7 days a week with ROW. You can come one day a month of 5 times a week, it’s entirely up to you!

 

Indoor Schedule (November - April)

During the winter months the entire team is indoors on indoor rowing machines (called ergometers, or ergs for short). Though subject to change, the indoor options available to ROW members last year were as follows:

Mondays 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness

Mondays 6:00pm @ Eleanor Boathouse

Tuesdays Community Class, 5:30pm @ Eleanor Boathouse

Tuesdays 6:30pm @ Northshore Fitness Studio

Wednesdays 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness

Wednesdays 6:00 pm @ Eleanor Boathouse

Thursdays Community Classes, 5:30 pm  @ Eleanor Boathouse

Fridays, 6 am, 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness

Saturdays 8:30 am @ Northshore Fitness Studio

Sundays 8:30 am @ Eleanor Boathouse

Outdoor Schedule (May thru October)

The following is the schedule for the practices we hold on the water:

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 pm, Novice practice @ Eleanor Boathouse

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 pm, Masters practice @ Eleanor Boathouse

Sundays, 8:00 am, Masters practice @ Eleanor Boathouse

Sundays, 10:30 am, Novice practice @ Eleanor Boathouse

**Please note that the Community Classes are open to everyone in the community and operate on a first come, first served basis. Survivors and non-survivors alike are welcomed to the class**

Addresses and details for these practices

The Eleanor Boathouse is a Chicago Park District building located in Bridgeport at 2828 S Eleanor St (Chicago, IL 60608). Though there is a small parking lot on premises, street parking is free and easy. We encourage anyone parking on the street to park on the Boathouse side of the street to allow for easy parking for our residential neighbors.

Bluprint Fitness is located at 1828 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL.

Alliance Rowing Club (ARC) is a partner program we work with twice a week. Indoor ARC practice will take place at Northshore Fitness, located at 905 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL.  

Next Steps

1.Please visit our FAQ page for more information about this supportive and active rowing team for breast cancer survivors and patients.

2. To find out how you can join the Recovery on Water rowing team, email Kathleen Behner, ROW Operations & Outreach Coordinator: Kathleen@recoveryonwater.org or call 773.620.3258.

Please don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions or concerns. 

We hope to hear from you any which way to help get your ROW journey started!

Kathleen Behner                                                                          Devlin Murdock
Operations & Outreach Coordinator                                           Programs Manager
1200 West 35th Street                                                                 1200 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609                                                                      Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 620-3258                                                                           (203) 610-0246  
kathleen@recoveryonwater.org                                                     devlin@recoveryonwater.org