Throughout its 40 year history, the Miami Rowing Club has been the premier youth rowing club in South Florida and the United States.

The Miami Rowing and Watersports Center (AKA Miami Rowing Club, MRC) was founded in 1973 by a group of veteran Cuban exiles that had competed for the old country's clubs and shared a passion for the sport.The effort quickly enlisted veteran rowers from US colleges as well as a number of local novice rowers. The original location south of the airport was moved to the Marine Stadium at the City of Miami's request in 1979 and the boathouse built in 1983.