The Minneapolis Rowing Club offers competitive and recreational rowing opportunities for adults with a variety of skill levels and goals. Program participants may expect up to four coached practice sessions per week. We strive to continue to balance physical and mental well being with the health and safety of our members and community. MRC's response to COVID-19 can be found here. Descriptions of our programs are listed below. Contact Jen Sowins to discuss which program may be the best fit for you.
For more information about our U30 or adult Novice (first year rowers) programs, please visit the U30 page or Novice page under Programs.
2023 Program Schedule
Practices start April 17, 2023
Programs Registration Process
- Become a member of MRC - Join or renew
- Become a member of USRowing and complete SafeSport Training if required
- Select MRC program below and pay program fee
- Complete your Pre-Season Checklist in iCrew (email Jen Sowins for link to create iCrew account)
- Ready, ROW
Please note: Members, you must be logged in to pay your program fee.
$450 FULL SEASON (Spring/Summer/Fall), April 17, 2023 - October 29, 2023
$400 SPRING/SUMMER, April 17,2023 - September 3, 2023
$400 SUMMER/FALL, June 12, 2023 - October 29, 2023
MRC uses iCrew to manage practice sign-ups for all programs. If you need a link to create an iCrew account or for assistance, contact Jen Sowins or Sona Mehring.
Log on to iCrew
- Please complete your Pre-Season Checklist
- Join your team and start signing up for practice sessions
The Minneapolis Rowing Club is an organizational member of USRowing and as part of our organizational member requirements, all MRC members who participate in rowing activities must hold at least USRowing Basic membership which includes accepting the USRowing online waiver. MRC members are encouraged to also consider the Championship membership which includes excess individual medical coverage. Please view the USRowing Individual Membership Overview for more information on membership levels and benefits. To join or renew, go to http://membership.usrowing.org
New for 2023, USRowing members complete a self-attestation questionnaire to determine if SafeSport training is required. Members who are only adult athletes and do not have regular contact with minors are no longer required to complete the SafeSport 30-minute Adult Athlete training.
Participation in an adult program requires a program fee in addition to annual club membership dues.
Annual MRC Membership Dues - Click here to become a member
$435 for Adult Membership starting January 2023
A special membership rate for local college/university students is also available. Additional eligibility requirements apply. Please contact Jen Sowins for more information.
Funds may be available through the MRC Community Equity Fund to enable program participation for members who demonstrate need. Please contact Jen Sowins, email@example.com, for more information.
Masters Program Descriptions - UPDATES IN PROCESS
Team rosters are subject to coach approval. Members generally self-select their desired team, however coaches may designate a different team based on evaluation of the member’s skills, abilities, experience, and goals.
MRC supports and affirms the USRowing Gender Identity Policy which states athletes may participate in rowing activities in accordance with their expressed gender identity. For more information, please visit the webpage USRowing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources, or contact Club Administrator Jen Sowins.
We maintain broad definitions of men and women that span a spectrum of gender identities, including cis-gender, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. While MRC competitive teams are gendered, rowers are welcome to join any team and provides options for racing regardless of gender identity.
COMPETITIVE MEN'S TEAM
COMPETITIVE WOMEN'S TEAMS
Minneapolis Rowing Club offers two teams for competitive women rowers, a National Team and a Regional Team. These teams comprise skilled rowers who identify as women and are interested in competing. Across both the National and Regional teams, we maintain a threefold focus on rowing technique, racing skills, and competitive fitness levels. Placement determined by rower goals and coaching staff evaluation of skill, fitness, and experience.
Comp Women National
Comp Women Regional
Inclusive team comprised of 2nd year rowers and/or rowers new to MRC with one year of experience. This program may also be appropriate for athletes returning to the sport after an absence. Emphasis is on
developing/improving sweep and sculling skills, practicing/racing in boats of varying sizes, and
Rowers with 2-40+ years of on-water rowing experience who desire to row primarily for fitness in a friendly environment. The focus is continuous development of sweep and sculling techniques accompanied by challenging workouts. This inclusive team is a non-racing program, but interested rowers will be given the option to race at select local regattas.
See you on the water!