Mendota Rowing Club has a long tradition of rowing at both the competitive and recreational levels of sweeping and sculling. Many members have rowed at collegiate programs all over the country. Mendota Rowing also has a number of 'home grown' members who get hooked on rowing after completing one of our Learn to Row classes. Thanks to its diverse membership base, there is a level of rowing to suit everyone.
If you are not sure which program is best for you contact Coach Danielle.
For more information about our programs:
You may join our club at anytime during the year. Please contact us for more information.
Mendota Rowing Club has an elite juniors rowing program limited to 8 people. We are currently accepting applications.
Mendota Rowing Club strives to make rowing accessible and affordable for all those who wish to participate. We offer a variety of membership options to accommodate every budget and time-frame. Note that all members must take and pass a swim test. However, if you are currently a collegiate rower you may provide MRC written proof of your swimming ability from your college coach in lieu of MRC's swim test. Also keep in mind that Mendota Rowing Club is an organization primarily run by its members, thus we depend heavily on all members to commit to a certain amount of volunteer hours each year. Read more about how you can help out here.
This includes scullers and sweep rowers who wish to participate in coached practices:
| Annual (Valid May 15-May 14 the following year)|
| Monthly (payable each month)|
| Winter Only|
Includes coached erg sessions from Dec. 1 - Feb. 28
This membership fee structure is for all rowers who recently completed a Learn-to-Row class. The membership fees vary depending on the completion date of your class. Novice membership is valid thru May 14 of the following year and includes winter training.
Membership fee for Novices depend on when you graduate from Learn to Row.
| If you complete Learn to Row in:|
If you complete a Learn to Row class in 2019 you may also choose to pay your Adult Novice membership on a monthly basis for $60 a month through October. If you choose this option and want to row with us in the winter you will be asked to pay the $160 winter membership fee.
The membership for scullers wishing to row out of the boathouse without taking part in any coached practices.
Membership is valid for one year, thru May 14..
The cost is $325 for the year.
Water temperature must be at or above 55 degrees to row independently. For this level of membership you must also pass a skills test and a flip test.
Please see our Sculling page for more information.
Coxswains may join the club at no cost. If you are an experienced coxswain, please sign up. If you can commit to cox an average of two practices per week throughout the season you are entitled to a free coached membership.
Not an experienced coxswain but interested in becoming one? Please contact us.
For experienced rowers and scullers who want to try out the club or are from out of town who want to experience rowing on beautiful Lake Mendota! Trial/Visitor memberships are $30 and are good for one month.
Mendota Rowing Club rowers can earn a payment/reimbursement through our club's participation as a participating health club in four health insurance wellness plans. We participate in the plans for Dean, Group Health Cooperative, Physicians Plus, and Unity Healthcare. The specifics for each plan can be found at:
For members of Dean Care, submit proof of payment of Mendota Rowing Club membership to the insurer to receive reimbursements.
For members of Physicians Plus, submit proof of payment of Mendota Rowing Club membership to the insurer to receive reimbursements.
Group Health Cooperative: ghcscw.com - Exercise for Excellence!
Members of Group Health Cooperative may earn one payment per year by demonstrating attendance of at least 120 times during the year. When 120 times of attendance have been recorded, members of GHC have to print and fill out the form for reimbursement and give to MRC's Insurance Reimbursement Coordinator Anna Rusk to sign. The rower will have to mail the completed form to GHC for reimbursement.
Attendance sheets are posted on the bulletin board at the boathouse, and rowers need to record the days he/she participates in practice.
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We often have rack rental spaces available to store your single in the boathouse. The yearly cost is $300 (May 15 to May 14).
Please contact us to see if there is rack space available or be put on the waiting list.