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As Madison's oldest community rowing club, our members come from all walks of life. Rowing out of the Bernard-Hoover boathouse on beautiful Lake Mendota, we offer opportunities to both sweep and scull. We have programs for rowers interested in high level competition, those new to rowing, and for those that fall in between.

We believe rowing should be accessible, affordable, and that multiple generations should have the opportunity to experience the fun and healthy lifestyle of rowing together.

Learn to Row

Our one-month Learn To Row classes provide a unique opportunity to learn the foundations of rowing on beautiful Lake Mendota. Our classes are designed for people of all abilities and ages (14 & up). Join other beginning rowers who are excited to get out on the water, connect with new people, improve their fitness, and try something new!

Classes meet for 2 hours, twice a week, for four weeks at our boathouse (622 E Gorham St), in James Madison Park. Classes are available in May, June, and July. Registration is currently open for 2018 classes.

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National Learn To Row Day

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 AM - Noon

Not ready to commit to a full class but still want to try rowing? Come to this free event sponsored by US Rowing and Concept 2! Rowing clubs all over the United States open their doors to give you a taste of rowing on the water and on rowing machines. Competitive and recreational rowers range from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to learn to row.  Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!


Mendota Rowing Club has coaching positions available. Come join our community of masters rowers and scullers. 

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Check out our calendar for practice times, yoga classes, and other MRC events. 


Become a member


Mendota Rowing Club is a non-profit 501c organization. Make your tax deductible donation today.  


Upcoming Events

Next Board meeting

Tuesday June 12 at 6:30pm

Current members are welcome to attend our Board Meetings. Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month at the boathouse.

If you would like to include any item on the agenda, please contact the club president at least 3 days prior to the meeting.

Changes to the meeting day or time will be posted here.


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