Sculling Program Summary
Sculling at Mendota consists of a combination of coached practices and independent sculling
Coached sculling is for:
Independent sculling is for:
At Mendota RC, we incorporate sculling into the practices for our Advanced and Competitive programs. Scullers who wish to race should discuss their training goals with the coaches for those programs.
For those that are interested in developing their existing sculling skills or learning how to scull, we also offer sculling specific practices that focus on technique.
To become an independent sculler, you must pass 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 must be 18 years of age or older, or have the written approval of a coach and a parent.
Independent scullers must also pass a swim test every 5 years.
The on-water rowing practice schedule can be found here.
Rowers must sign up for practice by 5pm the day before to allow the coaching staff time to put lineups together. Please make sure the days that you sign up for are the days that you can come to practice. Your absence directly affects your teammates (especially those assigned to your boat). You are considered late if you arrive after the start time. The practice sign up sheet for members is located here.
Coached practices are not open to members with an Independent Sculling Membership.
For information on racing and regattas check out our Racing page.