As Madison's oldest community rowing club, members come from all walks of life. Our club includes rowers with varying levels of skill, from brand new rowers to those who have been rowing for years. We welcome rowers interested in high level competition to those new to rowing. We believe rowing should be accessible and affordable and that multiple generations have the opportunity to experience the fun and healthy lifestyle of rowing together. Mendota Rowing Club's mission is to build a diverse community of life-long rowers.
Rowing out of the Bernard-Hoover boathouse on beautiful Lake Mendota, we use 25 high quality rowing shells rigged for both sculling and sweep rowing. When not on the water, we train on 16 indoor rowing machines to improve our fitness.
Are you an EXPERIENCED rower?
If you have rowed before, we offer three levels of sweep rowing based on experience. You may also learn to scull or improve your technique during our dedicated sculling practices or, once approved, row as an independent sculler. To find out more click Adult Programs.
Are you NEW to rowing?
Save the Date for...
Yoga in the Boathouse September 13, new 8-wk session beginsHead of the Rock October 11, Rockford IL
Spooky Sweeps and Sculls October 31, 8 am
Boathouse Workday November 7, 8 am to noon
Annual Member Celebration, November 11, The Cooper's Tavern
Collectivo Coffee Sale November 12-30
Next Board Meeting
As a current member, you are welcome to attend our Board Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at the boathouse. If you would like to include any item on the agenda, please contact president at mendotarowingclub.com. Changes to the meeting day or time will be posted here.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 5 at 6:30pm. Note that this is a change from our usual date and is the 1st Thursday of the month.