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Welcome to Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program, the oldest organized youth rowing club in Sarasota. Our mission is to transform the lives of middle and high school aged youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties by promoting fitness, health, teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as high moral and civic standards. In a supportive and nurturing climate, the Sarasota Scullers Rowing family seeks to develop a diverse group of scholar-athletes regardless of athletic experience or fitness level. Throughout the year, our Sarasota rowing program offers competitive rowing for high school students, a developmental middle school rowing program, and summer camp rowing for grades 6-12. No rowing experience is necessary, but once learned, rowing will transform your life.
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Sarasota Learn to Row

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Want to learn to row? Youth grades 6-12, join our Open Rowing days this winter 2017!

December 30 & January 2 9:30-11:30: Open Rowing with SSYRP

January 7 & 14, 10:30-noon: Free Learn to Row session with Scullers coaches

Prospective rowers will meet with our coaches and ride along in a launch to see what practice is like. Email office@sarasotascullers.org for more information.

Scullers in the News

Sarasota Scullers rowing club starts 2017 with gold medal

The Sarasota Scullers’ first major event of 2017 didn’t take them very far, but brought a handful of medals back to Osprey. Coach Laura Brown set the tone for the entire event with her gold medal and two teams of her students pulled in medals of their own. Read more by David Wilson, Bradenton Herald, Jan 30, 2017.

Sarasota Scullers take gold at Head of the South

The Sarasota Scullers fall rowing schedule concluded Saturday with a trip to Augusta, Ga., and a haul of seven medals coming back to Osprey. Read more.... by David Wilson, Bradenton Herald, Nov 14, 2016

Athletes of the Week - Chris Cail and Kris Schumann

Chris Cail is a senior at Pine View School, while Kris Schumman is a junior at Sarasota Military Academy.

ROWING: Sarasota Scullers claim 10 medals at Halloween Regatta

In their first regatta of the year, the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program won 10 medals at the Halloween Regatta, which drew 25 teams from around the state to row in 45 events. Read more... Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Nov 1, 2016

Sarasota Scullers send three rowers to Head of the Charles Regatta

One of the biggest United States rowing competitions of the year will be in Boston this weekend, and three rowers with ties to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota will be in the field. Read more here. by David Wilson, Bradenton Herald, Oct 18, 2016.

Juniors coach, masters champion

Laura Corbett-Brown, a 36-year-old coach with the Sarasota Scullers, won six gold medals at the USRowing Masters National Championships this summer. That gives her credibility with teen rowers. Read more... by Thomas Becnel, Sarasota-Herald Tribune, Oct 5, 2016.

The Sarasota Scullers have a history of success

The Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program is the oldest organized youth rowing club in Sarasota. Since 1991, the Scullers have led the way in competitive rowing and developing athletic and competitive while achieving a #1 ranking in Florida at the 2010 State Championships. Read more... by Charlie Roberts, Bradenton Patch, Sept. 23, 2016.

Sarasota Rowers Bring Home Gold

Some local rowers bring home the gold. Karen Wiegandt, and Laura Corbett, from Sarasota County Rowing Club, were competing at the US Rowing Masters National Championships this past weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts. by SNN TV August 24, 2016. See here.

USRowing to Host Largest Youth National Championships Ever

Waiting to board a plane for New Jersey from the Tampa Airport, Sarasota Scullers team captain Marcel Griffeon sat quietly in the terminal. He was nervous, excited and ready to race.  Read more... by Sarah Marshall, US Rowing, June 9, 2016

Area rowers head to Jersey to test best

Anna Irving started rowing competitively in the area about six months ago and now she’s going to compete at the highest youth level in the country. Read more... by Ryan Summers, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 10, 2016

Hit or Miss: Jen Blanco

After five years with the Sarasota Scullers, Pine View senior Jeevesh Konuru is taking his talents to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Read more... Sarasota Observer, by Jen Blanco, June 2, 2016.

Southeast Youth Championships conclude at Sarasota's Benderson Park

SARASOTA -- Riverview High School student Katie Beiler, 15, tried softball, soccer and basketball and then she went to a rowing camp put on by The Sarasota Scullers. a Sarasota rowing club, and finally felt like she was home. Read more.... Bradenton Herald, by Richard Dymong, May 15, 2016

Row to Rio: Five Questions with Olympian Charlie Cole

Sarasota Scullers senior Jeevesh Konuru asks Olympic hopeful Charlie Cole five questions during the US Rowing Sculling Olympic Trials. Source: Herald Tribune.

Sculler commits to Jacksonville University

Sarasota Military Academy senior Kimia Spikes signed a national letter-of-intent April 13 to row for Jacksonville University, which has won the Metro Athletic Conference Championship each of the past two years... Read more here. Sarasota Observer, by Jen Blanco, April 14, 2016



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