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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 training. After completing this week of LTR rowers are invited to novice practices through August 31st at no additional charge! 

No prior experience necessary. 

Class size is limited to 8 rowers to ensure physical distancing. Rowers will be learning to to row in singles so come prepared to get wet!

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

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What: Your Learn to Row fee includes this one week session, and the ability to join our middle and high school novice sculling practices through August 31st at no additional charge. 

Contact coaches for pricing if you are only interested in committing to the one week of learn-to-row classes.

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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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