Sculling Program Summary
Sculling at Mendota consists of a combination of coached practices and independent sculling
Coached sculling is for:
Independent sculling is for:
Coached Sculling Details
Independent sculling Details
To become an independent sculler, you must pass both a Swim Test, a practical test and a written test. These tests are to ensure that you can safely take a boat out on Lake Mendota without a coach present. They are required for anyone wishing to scull independently out of Mendota RC's boathouse, including private boat owners. You should also be familiar with the contents of the Sculler's Manual and the Lake Mendota traffic pattern.
Rowers under the age of 18 regardless of Independent Sculling Certification are not allowed to take out a boat without the supervision of a coach.
Independent scullers must also pass a swim test every 5 years.
Coached sculling practices begin May 7.
The on-water sculling practice schedule can be found here:
Sculling practices are
open to anyone that has done some rowing at the novice (intermediate)
Coached practices are not open to members with an Independent Sculling Membership.
Meet the Coach
Larissa’s engineering studies brought her from Erlangen, Germany, to UW-Madison where she will write her Master’s Thesis during the summer and fill in as a sculling coach at MRC. After dreaming about it for a long time, she finally turned to the sport of rowing at the beginning of her studies 6 years ago. From a novice rower, she worked her way up to being competitive on a national and international level, including a Silver Medal at the 2018 European University Games in the Women’s Quad and first place at the 2018 Bavarian Championship in the Women’s 8+. Larissa plans to gain new perspectives on rowing from the coaching eye and is excited to share her knowledge as well as actively rowing herself.
For information on racing and regattas check out our Racing page.