Welcome to Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program, the oldest organized youth rowing club in Sarasota. Since 1991, the Sarasota Scullers have led the way in competitive team rowing and developing teens' athletic and competitive skills, including achieving a #1 ranking in Florida at the 2010 State Championships. But even more important is the sense of personal achievement the coaching staff fosters by helping members learn valuable life skills of teamwork and individual goal setting. 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 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.
Exciting summer rowing camps for youth grades 6-12. Learn this growing sport from the original Sarasota rowing team. Camps are available for all levels, from novice to intermediate rowers, in half-day and full-day programs. Learn more about what we offer here or call 966-2244.
Scullers in the News
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
Herald Interview with a Sarasota Scullers Rower
Blackburn Point Park Grand Opening
Sarasota and Miami Crews Pile up Bids and Wins at Southeast Youth Nationals
SARASOTA-The Sarasota Scullers also qualified teams in the men's and women's quad events at the regional championships held on Lake Lanier, the rowing venue during the 1996 Olympic Games in Georgia. by Katy Bergen, Herald Tribune, May 11, 2015. Read full article here.
Made in the shade at Blackburn Point Park
A bigger and better Blackburn Point Park opens Thursday, but local fans already are checking out $4.4 million worth of boat ramps and parking lots, boardwalks and picnic areas. Read here. Herald Tribune, April 27, 2015, by Thomas Becnel.