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Join us for Alumni Row 2024!

Come back and enjoy everything you miss about Loyola Rowing! Bring your fellow alumni, friends and family and check out what's new at the boathouse.

If you want to relive the days of being in a boat and lining up to race, join in the Coach Kelley & Coach Maki 2nd Annual 300 Meter Dash!

Saturday, July 20th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dammrich Rowing Center

Just like any regatta, food and drinks will be provided.

Please use this link to let us know you are coming:

Alumni Row 2024 RSVP


We look forward to seeing you back at the boathouse this summer!

Get To Know Coach Maki

Click on the following link for a short 3-minute Q&A session with LARA’s Program Director, Coach Ryan Maki

Coach Maki rowed whilst a student-athlete at Loyola Academy, before returning to coach LARA athletes in 2011. Amongst his many accomplishments with the club, Ryan notably helped the Men’s Junior 8 to 2nd Place at Nationals in 2011.

A dedicated coach and mentor, Coach Maki brings an approachable / humorous demeanor together with deep technical acumen and personal dedication to LARA.

We’re grateful to Coach Maki for taking time to share some of his thoughts about and objectives for LARA with us during this short video clip:

The 2024 / 9th Annual Loyola Academy Rowing Association ERGATHON was a huge success!

A sincere thank you to all of you for supporting this important effort.

This is our largest fundraising event of the season and serves to support financial aid, purchase of new boats and equipment and contributes to minimizing season registration fees.  This year we've raised nearly $50,000 across over 540 individual donations and donations continue to come in.  

The Gofundme page is still open / donations are still accepted through the spring training trip to Oak Ridge, Tennessee.




This camp is for those rising 7th-8th graders and rising 9th graders who are interested in learning how to row!

Who: Rising 7th-9th Graders

Session 1: July 8th - July 12th - 3:00-4:30

Session 2: July 15th - July 19th - 3:00-4:30

Session 3: July 22nd - July 26th - 3:00-4:30

Where: Dammrich Rowing Center 3220 Oakton St. in Skokie

Register Here! 

In-Season Practice Schedule

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdAY
Varsity Women 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p OFF 3:30-5:30p 7:00-9:00a
Varsity Men 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p OFF 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p 7:00-9:00a

Novice Women

3:30-5:30p 3:00-4:45 @Loyola 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p OFF 7:00-9:00a

Novice Men

OFF 3:00-4:45 @Loyola 3:30-5:30p 3:30-5:30p 3:00-4:45 @Loyola 9:00-11:00a


Engraved Brick Campaign

The Loyola Academy Rowing Association has embarked on an 'engraved-brick donor campaign' and development of a brick-patio just outside the LARA boathouse.

Secure your part of LARA's legacy and community by purchasing a personally engraved brick!

All 'contributions' are tax deductible and will be applied towards the development of the LARA program for future generations of rowers.

For further information navigate to the above Donate tab Brick Campaign or Find Information Here for brick options, pricing and order form

Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

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LARA Mission Statement

Founded in 1985, Loyola Academy Rowing Association (LARA) provides a rare, highly desirable opportunity for Loyola Academy students to participate in the sport of rowing. Of fundamental importance, LARA believes that the arduous, demanding nature of the sport creates the ideal environment for the physical, mental, and spiritual development of student athletes. To this end, LARA endeavors to lead students toward recognition, appreciation and fulfillment of their true athletic potential through the shared pursuit of winning both the MSRA Midwest Championships and the SRAA National Championships. The teams, as constructed, strive toward excellence with dedication to Jesuit ideals, including aspiring to become “Women and Men for Others.”