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Welcome to the South End Rowing Club


Established in 1873 and continually making, then breaking, then re-breaking records.


The South End Rowing Club is a San Francisco institution and the city's oldest swimming and rowing club.

South End athletes have competed in many Olympic and international sporting events, including swimming the English Channel, but the club welcomes everyone with an interest in rowing, open water swimming, handball, and running. Club members also regularly swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco (typically clad only in swimsuits, bathing caps, and goggles), row in regattas around the world, compete in marathons and long-distance running events and are renowned in the international handball community for championship play and world-class tournaments.

Over its long history, Club members have accomplished extraordinary athletic fears - never losing sight of the fact that to be a South Ender is to love life, enjoy good food and drink, revel in the company of fellow members, throw great parties, and be very glad to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The club is the oldest west coast club founded solely for the purpose of rowing in 1873. The six-oared barge "South End" was christened Valentine's Day 1915 and is still in occasional use. Constructed in 1873, the boathouse building was once located near AT&T park and moved in the 1930s to its current home at 500 Jefferson Street at Aquatic Park.

There is something for everyone at the South End Rowing Club. We hope you'll visit us, become a member, and see why we call it 'the best club on earth'. Join and contribute to our community and celebrate the San Francisco Bay with us.

We are located at 500 Jefferson Street on the East side of Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

South End Rowing Clubs' "Buy-A-Name Brick" program Part II!

Due to popular request we have reopened the South End Rowing Club’s “Buy a Name Brick” fund raising program for a limited period of time. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Building fund.

Bricks with your name on them can be purchased for $500 a brick and will be placed in the back patio. This is a distinctive and unique way to leave your mark on our historic club and become a part of its history.

A few things to note:

  1. You must go to https://brickorder.com/form/view.php?id=77741 to order and pay for your brick.
  2. We must receive your order by Sunday August 27, 2017 in order for you to participate.
  3. There is not a tax-deduction associated with the purchase of a brick.

We expect the bricks will be installed toward the end of October 2017.

If you have any questions please email president@serc.com


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Our home: Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA