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Middle School and High School Learn to Row

MS/HS LTR is open to all incoming 6th graders through outgoing 12th graders interested in learning the basics of rowing, teamwork and physical fitness via dryland and on the water training. After completing this week of LTR, rowers are invited to attend two weeks of novice practices.

Tuition is $250.00 per session and includes 2 weeks of rowing with our novice group. Students will then have the opportunity to join our team!

No prior experience necessary. All are welcome!

Class size is limited to maximum of 12 rowers and minimum of 4

Please check out our swim test requirement before signing up, and make sure your student completes the test before class begins!

Sign Up for MS and HS Learn-to-Row Classes

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  • Monday-Friday
  • 10:00AM - 1:00PM

The session is limited to 12 people.  If you are interested in being a coxswain or have questions, please contact our head coach, Heather Swan at youthrowing@mendotarowingclub.com. 

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Covid-19 protocol

Athletes must wear a mask in the boat bay. We have extras if you forget.

HERE is the link to MRC's safety protocols during Dane County Phase 1. Please read carefully. We need full participation in these protocols to maintain a safe environment for our rowers.


Q: What should I wear to class?

A: Rowing attire is close-fitting shorts or pants and t-shirt, additional layers depending on weather, gym shoes (for land classes) or water sandals and socks (for water sessions). You do not need to wear spandex.

Q: Where can I park for class?

A: Parking is available on Gorham St as well as in the James Madison Park lot at Gorham St and N Butler St.

Q: I've never rowed before. Can I take the class?

A: YES! Learn-to-Row class is designed for folks who have never rowed before.

Q: How can I continue to row after class?

A: Middle and High School LTR includes novice practices on weekday afternoons until August 31st.

If you have any other questions regarding class content, contact coaches@mendotarowingclub.com.

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Madison, WI 53701

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622 E Gorham St
Madison, WI

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