Welcome to Mendota Rowing Club!

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 people who wish to row for recreation as well as those interested in high level competition. Our belief is that 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 indoor rowing machines to improve our fitness.

Currently seeking Adult Program coaches for 2015, weekday and Saturday mornings. Please see our employment page for a detailed job description and information on how to apply.
Also seeking an experienced Junior coach, weekday afternoons.

Interested in Rowing?
Are y
ou NEW to rowing?
We offer classes each year May thru August. Click Learn to Row Program Information to find out more. In the winter we also offer Indoor Rowing Classes.

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.

To become a member or renew your membership, visit our Membership Information Page or click Renew/Join MRC now. If you would like to join us for off-water winter training with Coach Matt Lenert and are not currently a member we are offering a Winter Membership from November 10, 2014- mid-April 2015.

If you have any questions about membership, contact us at info at mendotarowingclub.com.

Save the Date for...

Winter Training with Coach Matt Lenert- Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 am, Saturdays at 8:30 am.

Midwinter Meltdown January 31, 2015- online event registration and erg sales now live! Erg sales at bargain prices- order by January 3, 2015. Event and erg sale information available HERE.

40th Anniversary Celebrations throughout 2015

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 Kathryn at kpereira at mendotarowingclub.com.
Changes to the meeting day or time will be posted here.

Our next meeting is January 8 at 6:30pm.

Yoga in the Boathouse
Winter Session 2015
Sunday's 8:45-10:00 am
        Starts:    Jan 4 and runs for 8 weeks. Last class Feb. 22.
        Where:   MRC Boathouse in James Madison Park
        Cost:      $80 for the full 8 weeks, $15 per class for drop in.

For more information and to register, click Yoga in the Boathouse