The Lake Merritt Rowing Club is open to all community members who wish to learn the sport of rowing or refine their competitive skills. Since 1962, the Club has provided a wide range of rowing programs for all ages and skill levels. Our novice programs include Youth Rowing (an introductory program for Oakland youth) and Learn-to-Row classes for community members of all ages. Our teams include the Masters Women's and Masters Men's for advanced and competitive rowers, Mixed Masters for intermediate and recreational rowers, and Mixed Novice/Recreational Team for beginner and recreational rowers. We are also home to the Mixed Sculling Group, for scullers who want regular coaching, and the San Francisco Bay Blades, the Bay Area's first LGBTQ+ rowing team.

Join us today!

To join, or for more information, please contact our
membership coordinator using the form below.

Name *
Are you interested in any teams?
Rowing Experience *
Whether you've never rowed, or have an Olympic medal, we welcome you to LMRC! Please tell us about your experience so we can best understand your needs. If you have never rowed before, please check our beginner classes at
Do you have racing experience?