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.
Thank you for your interest in Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program, the area's original Sarasota Rowing team.
Our next information night is Thursday, January 7 from 6:30-7:30 at our Bayview St. Clubhouse. Stop by to learn about Sarasota rowing programs.
We know most potential athletes have never tried rowing before. So come to a TRY IT OUT day, where you can meet the coaches, receive basic instruction and even try a few strokes. Our next one is SATURDAY, January 9 from 10:30-noon at Blackburn Point Park.
Scullers in the News
Scullers go for gold at regatta
The Sarasota Scullers won five gold medals at the annual Head of the Giblet Regatta Nov. 21, at Turkey Lake in Orlando. Read more... Sarasota Observer Nov. 26, 2015
Rowers get ready for big competition
Thousands of rowers of all ages spent Friday getting ready for this weekend's Head of the Hooch Regatta. They've come to The Scenic City from across the country and the world to show off their skills, hoping to take home prestigious awards. Read more... by Nick Austin, WRCBtv, Nov. 06, 2015
Welcome Aboard Coach Andreas Leichtfuss
Andreas Leichtfuss arrived in Sarasota two weeks ago to assume his new position as the Sarasota Scullers’ program director and head coach. Read more... by Jen Blanco, Your Observer, Sept 9, 2015
Rowers break down barriers on the water
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