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MRC Masters Rowing Programs 2021

The Minneapolis Rowing Club offers competitive and recreational rowing opportunities for adults with a variety
of skill levels and goals. This spring we will continue to offer small boat coached sessions. With limited group size
and a focus primarily on sculling, we hope 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
traditional teams are listed below. We are tentatively planning to resume rowing team boats as Minnesota
Department of Health and USRowing guidelines allow this summer. For more information about our
U30 Summer Program, please visit the U30 page under Programs.

2021 FAQs

End of Season Evaluations

2021 Rec Team Survey

2021 Comp Women's Regional Team Survey

2021 Comp Women's National Team Survey

2021 Comp Men's Team Survey

Adult Coached Sessions

Spring: April 19, 2021 - June 13, 2021
Spring coached sessions will be limited to 1x and 2x/- for household members or declared pods. Members not
of the same household may form a pod to row 2x coached sessions, however masks must be worn at all times
including while rowing. Members may select up to 3 sessions total, and may only row their selected sessions
during the spring season.

Spring 2021 Adult Coached Sessions Schedule

Summer: June 14, 2021 - September 5, 2021
MRC will resume rowing team boats, up to 4 practices per week, in a Masters Competitive or Recreational
program in compliance with MDH and USRowing guidelines. Additional sessions in singles/small boats may
continue to be offered with a separate fee structure.

Summer 2021 Teams Practice Schedule

Fall: September 6, 2021 - October 31 2021
Continue rowing team boats, 3-4 practices per week (conditions permitting), in a Masters Competitive or
Recreational program as permitted by MDH and USRowing guidelines. 

Fall 2021 Teams Practice Schedule

Program Fees - Online payment
Please note: Members, you must be logged in to pay your program fee. 

$325 - Summer/Fall 2021 Rowing Season

Includes up to 4 practices per week, June 14 - October 31 (or as long as conditions permit), in team boats.
Please register specifically for your desired program.

$100 - Fall 2021 Head Racing Season

Programs Registration Process

  1. Become a Member - join or renew
  2. Complete your Pre-season Checklist in iCrew
  3. Select sessions in iCrew, 4/4/21 - more info to come
  4. Pay program fee  - due 4/18/21 for spring

iCrew - Coached Sessions & Independent Rowing Reservations

Session selection for the spring 2021 season will being at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Further instructions for the selection
process will be available soon.

Contact Jen Sowins,, or Sona Mehring,,
for assistance with iCrew. 

Log on to iCrew - Please complete your Pre-season Checklist!
Contact Jen Sowins,, to create or reactivate your iCrew account.

Using iCrew - How to video

Using iCrew - How to sign up for sessions

Program Participant Expectations


Participation in an adult program requires a program fee in addition to annual club membership dues.

Annual Membership Dues
$415 for Adult Membership. Click here to become a member
A special membership rate for local college/university students is also available. Additional eligibility
requirements apply. Please contact Jen Sowins for more information.

Installment plan:
MRC is not offering a formal installment plan for program fees at this time.
Please contact Jen Sowins,, to discuss your specific situation.
Historically, MRC has offered an installment plan for an additional $15 that spreads
full year (spring/summer/fall) program fee costs of over 3 payments.


Programs Description


Co-ed team comprised of 2nd year rowers and/or rowers new to MRC with one year of experience and/or
athletes coming back after a recent absence from rowing (coaches discretion). 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.


Competitive women are divided into 3 teams with placement determined by rower goals, coaching staff and based on skill, fitness and experience. On all teams, the goal is to pair rowers by size and ability to facilitate boatings in practices and racing.

National A:  Women who meet program fitness and technical standards and who have competed and/or medaled at national regattas. Commitment to race a minimum of 3 regattas during the season, including program’s summer “goal” regatta (e.g. Masters Nationals, Canadian Nationals, NWIRA) and other national and regional regattas as determined by coaching staff. Coaching focuses on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation.


National B: Women who meet program fitness and technical standards (minimum of 2 years rowing experience in sweep and scull).  Commitment to racing a minimum of 3 regattas during the season. Ability to progress to A team with coaching evaluation. Coaching focuses on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation.

Regional: Women who desire to race and prefer regional racing over the commitment required for national racing with the A or B programs. Minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull. Coaching focuses on racing regionally while improving fitness, technical skills, and race preparation. Must commit to race in a minimum of 2 regattas during the season.


The competitive men's team is designed for rowers who wish to race and 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 races based on rower commitments and team numbers. Coaching focuses on race preparation while improving fitness and technique.

See you on the Water!

Physical Address: Mailing Address: Club Administrator:
2968 West River Pkwy PO Box 583102 Jen Sowins
Minneapolis, MN 55406 Minneapolis, MN 55458 612-469-7999
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