MRC Junior rowing is open to all youth from 9th grade to 12th grade interested in learning about the sport of rowing.
Registration is open for new athletes with experience and for Learn-to_Row classes for those without experience.
Link to Current Practice Schedule
Mendota Junior Recreational and Competitive Rowing Team
Our youth rowing program mission is to host both recreational and highly competitive rowing teams and diversify the sport. The structure of rowing helps students reach their full potential as an athlete and also as a maturing human through a supportive environment teaching discipline, personal responsibility, perseverance, and teamwork. Rowers will be empowered in a positive atmosphere where they will have the opportunity to be most successful.
Athletic and Physical Requirements
Mendota RC strongly believes that a teenager’s future athletic potential is limitless if they are willing to work hard mentally and physically. While prior experience in rowing will certainly be helpful, it is not required so long as the athlete commits to the learning process. If the athlete has no prior rowing experience, they must be able to lift 20 lbs over their head and demonstrate a moderate level of physical fitness and aptitude after a short period of initial instruction and pass a swim test.
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meet the HEAD COACH - Heather Swan
One of Heather's stipulations when selecting a college was that they have a novice crew team. In 93' this led her to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia where she became team captain her first season on a winning novice crew. Her senior year of college she went on to learn sculling with PGRC and Bachelors Boat Club on the historic boat house row competing at the national level for 4 more years. After a 12 break Heather came back to rowing as an assistant coach at the Waynflete school in Portland Maine and is now very excited to be a part of the Mendota coaching team. Heather can also help excel your land training as she is a certified yoga, health and fitness coach!
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