A San Francisco institution and the city’s oldest swimming and rowing club.
The club is one of the oldest west coast clubs and was founded in 1873. The six-oared barge “South End” was christened on Valentine’s Day 1915 and is still in occasional use. Constructed in 1905, the boathouse building was once located near AT&T park and moved in 1908 to Aquatic Park, finally coming its current home at 500 Jefferson Street in 1938.
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. 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.