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MRC Masters Rowing Programs

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.

2022 Program Schedule
Adult coached sessions begin April 18, 2022

Programs Registration Process

  1. Become a member of MRC - Join or renew 
  2. Become a member of USRowing and complete Adult Athlete SafeSport Training
  3. Complete your Pre-Season Checklist in iCrew (email Jen Sowins for link to create iCrew account)
  4. Select MRC program and pay program fee
  5. Ready, ROW

Program Fees - Online payment

Please note: Members, you must be logged in to pay your program fee. 

$435 FULL SEASON Spring/Summer/Fall, April 18 - October 30

$385 SPRING/SUMMER, April 18 - June 12

$385 SUMMER/FALL, June 13 - October 30

$175 FALL ONLY Program Fee, August 15 - October 30  

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

USRowing Membership
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. This includes accepting the USRowing online waiver and completing the Adult Athlete SafeSport Training. Members who work with Junior Team may have additional SafeSport requirements. To join or renew, go to 

MRC Membership

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.


Financial Assistance
Funds may be available through the MRC Community Equity Fund to enable program participation for members who demonstrate need. Please contact Jen Sowins,, for more information. 

Masters Program Descriptions
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, goals, and experience.

The competitive men's team is designed for rowers who wish to race, have at least 2 years experience, and can commit to racing in at least 3 regattas per season. Competition will be at both national and regional regattas based on rower commitments and team numbers. Coaching focuses on race preparation while improving fitness and technique.

Women interested in rowing competitively can focus on either national or regional regattas with placement determined by rower goals and coaching staff evaluation of skill, fitness, and experience. On both teams, the goal is to pair rowers by size and ability to facilitate boatings in practices and racing.

Comp Women National:
Women who meet program fitness and technical standards and who have competed and/or medaled at national regattas. Commitment to training for and racing at program “goal” regattas such as USRowing Masters Nationals and Head of the Charles, which may include racing at regional regattas as preparation. Coaching focuses on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation. Team members are expected to train at least 4-5 times/week including rowing independently.

Comp Women Regional:
Women who desire to race and prefer regional travel over the commitment required for competing with the National program. Minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull. Coaching focuses on preparation for regional regattas while improving fitness and technical skills. Must commit to race in a minimum of 2 regattas during the season. 


Co-ed 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 race preparation/endurance.

Rowers with at least 2 years of on-water rowing experience who desire to row in a non-racing environment with like-minded athletes. Focus on continued development of sweep and scull technique. This is a co-ed, non-racing program, but interested rowers will be given the option to row select local regattas.

See you on the water!

Physical Address (not mailing)
2968 West River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mailing Address
PO Box 583102
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Club Administrator
Jen Sowins
(612) 469-7999
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 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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