The fundamental principle of the Milwaukee Rowing Club is to provide to the community, at minimum cost, the broadest possible access to rowing as a recreational and competitive sport. The boathouse is a Spartan facility, and a Club principle is to have equipment to accommodate both interests equably. Club members regularly compete in regattas from the San Diego Crew Classic in April to the Head of the Charles in Boston in October. Equipment is acquired and maintained to be suitable for such competition. First quality boats also enhance the aesthetics of efficient movement on the water. Many new rowers who joined for recreation discover an interest in racing in club or master's regattas.
Who we are
Current Milwaukee Rowing Club members include men and women, ages ranging from 11 to 70+. Some learned to row as "late-bloomers." Some rowed as collegians. Some have been members of the U.S. National Team, and even on the U.S. Olympic Team in 2000 (Sydney, Australia) and 2004 (Athens, Greece). Some members compete. Some just like going for a row on the water.
Our club consists of a Junior program with a High School Team and a Middle School Team. We have an Adult program consisting of members who are college age and older with all levels of experience. The Club is also the home of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Crew team which was started in 2007.
The Club is a member organization of the United States Rowing Association, the national governing body for Olympic rowing, one of the original Olympic sports of the modern era.
The Milwaukee Rowing Club has been continuously incorporated since 1914 as a non-profit Wisconsin membership corporation. Club officers are elected by a board of nine directors who are elected by the adult members for three-year terms. Three directors are elected each year. The Club is qualified as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations to it are tax deductible