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As Madison, Wisconsin'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 this summer

We hope to figure out a way to introduce people to rowing this summer. Right now, it's hard to tell when or how that will happen. To get updates, please email learntorow@mendotarowingclub.com. We'll let you know as soon as we have any opportunities for you to visit the boathouse or take a class.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective immediately, only one member at a time or those who are quarantine together (eg. Melissa, Jack, and Brian Austin) are allowed at the boathouse during the "Safer at Home" Wisconsin mandate. If you are a member and plan to be at the boathouse you must sign up beforehand. If you are at the boathouse and have not signed up, then you will need to leave if someone who has signed up shows up.

When at the boathouse, do your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by:

    • Washing hands when you come in and before you leave.
    • Staying home if you have any symptoms including but not limited to a fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of  breath, body aches, headache, chills or sore throat. 
    • Cleaning anything you touch at the boathouse. We have replaced the cleaning solution in the spray bottles currently used on the ergs with a bleach solution that is in-line with CDC recommendations. There is signage in the boathouse with information on how to use the bleach solution on the ergs and other equipment. Please adhere to these rules.
    • If you have been traveling, quarantine yourself for 14 days before coming to the boathouse.
    • Showers are no longer available for use at the boathouse.

Remember to practice random acts of kindness during this time (and actually, always).

Upcoming Events


MRC is looking for a variety of coaches. Check out the options.


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


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Become a member


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


Next Board meeting

Tuesday June 9 at 6:30pm via ZOOM.

Current members are welcome to attend our Board Meetings. 

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.

PowerPoint Presentation from the 2020 Annual General Meeting


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Mailing Address:
PO Box 646
Madison, WI 53701

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622 E Gorham St
Madison, WI

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