Who / Where / When 2023-2024 Spring Season Registration Open Now! (see below)

  • Grades: 6 through 8 - No experience necessary! 
  • Location: 343 Palmetto Ave, Osprey, FL
  •  Practice Days & Times: The middle school program is 2 days/week. Practice is on Saturdays plus one week day of your choice. During registration you will choose the week day that you want for that season. There is also an option to purchase an additional weekday practice for the season. Monday - Friday practices are 4:30PM-6:45PM (6:30PM during Daylight Savings)*. Saturday practices are 8:30AM-11:30AM.
    • *Schedule Note: For those who may get out of school later in the day, it is ok to arrive after 5:00PM for your weekday practice. You will still get to participate and we are used to working kids in when the arrive to us. 
  • Two Options available for the main program:
    • Singles Program: Sculling (2 oars per rower) in singles, learn the skills of handling your own boat and the refined skills it takes to row a single. This program is offered Mon, Tue, Thu, or Fri. You will choose one of these week days for the season. Saturdays will be in 8's (sweep rowing) with all program participants.
    •  8s Program: Sweep (1 oar per rower) in team boats, learn how to row in 8s and how to work together as a team. We offer this option on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Saturdays will also be in 8's (sweep rowing) with all program participants.  
  • Fall Season:  
    • Preseason - 5 weeks (10 practices) of sweep rowing primarily. There are no day/program options for the preseason. Practices are Tuesdays 4:30PM-6:45PM and Saturdays 8:30AM-11:30AM. Preseason practice dates are August 29, Sept 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30. The fee for preseason is $300.
    • Fall Session: 10 weeks of rowing in the program of your choosing. October 2nd - December 16th (No practice during Thanksgiving week). December 16th will be an option to join in the Sarasota Crew Instrasquad race for a small additional fee. This is an end of season, fun event for all Sarasota Crew programs. Families are encouraged to attend! The Fall Session fee is $550.
    • Fall Races: For athletes who are ready and interested in competing, there are 3 optional Fall races. Race fees are charged separately.
      • Halloween Regatta, Tampa, FL, October 28th
      • Benderson Chase, Nathan Benderson Park, November 18-19th
      • Sarasota Crew Intrasquad Regatta, Nathan Benderson Park, December 16th
  • Spring Season:
    • Spring Session: 10+ weeks of rowing in the program of your choosing. January 15th - April 5th (No practice the week of March 11-16). Other than March 11-16, we will have practices on days that are school holidays during this session. We offer a race opportunity instead of practice on February 17th and April 6th. The Spring session fee is $550.
    • Spring Add-On: We offer an additional spring session of 5 weeks that ends with a race for those that want to continue. This is the only session where we recommend that athletes have prior rowing experience. Dates are week of April 8th through USRowing Southeast Regionals the weekend of May 11-12th at Nathan Benderson Park. The fee for the spring add-on will include this race.
    • Spring Race Options: For athletes who are ready and interested in competing, there are 3 optional Spring races. Race fees are charged separately.
      • American Youth Cup, Sarasota, FL, February 17-18th
      • Florida State West District Championship, Tampa, FL, April 6th
      • USRowing Southeast Regional Championship, Sarasota, FL, May 11-12th
  • Program Fee: Fees are stated above per session. Preseason and regular season are separate programs and you do not need to do one to qualify for the other.
  • Additional Days: Some individuals would like to come more than the two practices a week so we allow you to add an additional day for the regular season for $250 per additional day (we will add this option closer to the season once we see what days are available).

Spring Fee for transportation from Pine View to Sarasota Crew for middle school students.

Bus #1919

Price: $150.00

Extend your Spring season 

  • April 9 - May 12
  • Practices run Tuesday & Thursdays 4:30-6:45
  • Primarily 8+'s. Some other boats may be included at coaches discretion.
  • Compete at USRowing Southeast Regional Championships!
    • 2 Day Race May 11 & 12 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL (must be available to race both days--times tbd much closer to race)
    • Race fees included in the cost of the program!
    • Must become a "Championship member" of USRowing to race at USRowing Southeast Regional Championship. This cost is $65 for new members. You will need the Sarasota Crew club code: ZKZ6L to register as a member on USRowing website.
Price: $425.00

Sarasota Crew

utilizes competitive rowing to promote strong character, high integrity, positive self-concept, contribution to community, and a healthful lifestyle for all youth and adults in the Sarasota county and its surrounding communities.


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