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, we offer 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.
Want to step into a boat before deciding to sign up? Try rowing during our Open House at Blackburn Point Park, Osprey. Learn about the sport from our coaches and varsity rowers, step into a boat and take your first strokes.
A white van rolls down the road at Nathan Benderson Park promptly at 8 a.m., and Walter Spikes, beaming, emerges from the driver's seat. Behind him, kids pile out of the sliding door and head toward a tent where coach Dragos Alexandru waits for them. Read more... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 17, 2015.
Coach Andreas Interview on ABC 7
Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing program introduces its new director of rowing to the community.
LeRoux named to national team
Area rower Andrew LeRoux, who competes for the Sarasota Scullers, was named to the junior national team. Read more... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 20, 2015
Sarasota Scullers rower Andy LeRoux was selected to compete in the men’s quadruple sculls at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships.
Andy LeRoux is always on the move. For the past three weeks, the 16-year-old Sarasota Sculler has been at the Seattle Rowing Center, spending anywhere between four and six hours a day on the waters... Read more... by Jen Blanco, Sarasota Observer, July 9, 2015
The last race
It was their last race, the last time four girls would row together, but they didn't know it. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 14, 2015
Four Sarasota crews move on to semifinals
SARASOTA — Christopher Cail holds a worn, wooden oar blade as he sits in the shade with his teammates before a men's quad semi-final on day two of the USRowing Youth National Championships on Saturday. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 13, 2015
USRowing event to host record number of competitors
SARASOTA - What does the perfect race look like? Four girls on the Sarasota Scullers national squad imagine it under a white tent at a practice in late May. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 12, 2015.
LeRoux set to compete in rowing championships
Andy LeRoux will represent the Sarasota Scullers this week at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. Read article... By BARBARA BOXLEITNER, North Port Sun, June 9, 2015
Masters and youth rowers test...Nathan Benderson Park [course] at Saturday's Sunshine State Games
SARASOTA -- More than 200 amateur athletes of all ages competed Saturday in Florida's longest-standing multisport festival, the Sunshine State Games, at Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park. Read article... BY KATHRYN MOSCHELLA, June 7, 2015, Bradenton Herald