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Current Safety Matrix River Level:   

Current Safety level can be found on iCrew.
Set according to 2024 Safety Matrix

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Rowing Safety Information

The Minneapolis Rowing Club maintains a set of Rules and Regulations that encourage and enforce a safe rowing environment at our home club/course and while visiting other locations. It is expected that all MRC rowers, their guests and visitors, be familiar with the traffic pattern and follow all recommended safety procedures.

MRC Incident Report

To report safety/boat related incidents at MRC.  Examples are: A boat flipped, a boat hit  deadhead or structure, two boats hit each other, an injury occurred at the boathouse.

Please fill form out HERE


SafeSport Incident Report

Minneapolis Rowing Club (MRC) is committed to providing a safe environment for all. If you’ve experienced bullying, harassment, hazing, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, or sexual misconduct, including child sexual abuse, at MRC or club events, we’d like to know about it in order to address it, if possible This form will be sent to members of the SafeSport Committee for further review. 

Please fill form out HERE

Reference Documents:
USRowing SafeSport Handbook

MRC Code of Conduct


Covid-19 Procedures

MRC Covid-19 procedures HERE

Safety Matrix

MRC has established a safety matrix outlining the various conditions of the Mississippi River and what rowing is allowed.
Safety Matrix

Lake Rowing Safety

MRC may use alternative rowing locations that are lake based.  MRC has safety guidelines for lake conditions.
See Lake Rowing Safety

Emergency Action Plan

See Emergency Action Plan 2023   

MRC Safety Manual

MRC Safety Manual 

MRC Safety Manual Web

Low Light Rowing

Low Light Policy
Sunrise/Sunset Times

USRowing Safety Video

USRowing publishes an important/mandatory viewing safety video HERE

Cold Water Rowing 

Cold Water Rowing Info

Coast Guard Cold Water safety video/Boot camp HERE

Mississippi-MRC river maps and traffic patterns

MRC rows in the Mississippi Gorge area.  From Lower St. Anthony Lock and Dam to Ford Dam/Lock #1.


River Map

VIDEO with Google Earth Tour of MRC River Traffic Pattern

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
 link to
 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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