Middle School

Who / When / What

  • Grades: 6 through 8 - No experience necessary! 
  •  Practice Times: Each option includes practice on Saturday and YOU CHOOSE one day a week. M-F (again, you choose one) 4:30PM-6:45 PM (6:30 PM during Daylight Savings) plus Sat 8:30AM-11:30 AM. Location is 343 Palmetto Ave, Osprey
  • 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 plus all get to sweep on Saturday also.
    •  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 as Tuesday or Thursday practice only plus you come on Saturday also and row in 8's there.
  • Fall Season:  
    • Preseason - 5 weeks (10 practices) of sweep rowing primarily. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:45 pm. August 30, Sept 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29. Preseason is $300
    • Fall Session: October 3rd - December 17th (No practice during Thanksgiving week). 10 weeks of rowing. December 17th will be an option to join in the Sarasota Crew Instrasquad race for a small additional fee. The fall season is $550.
  • Spring Season:
    • Spring Season: January 16th - April 1st (No practice during week of March 13-18). 10 weeks of rowing. April 1st will be an option to race in Tampa. The spring season is $550.
    • Spring Add-On: We offer an additional session of about 5 weeks that ends with a race for those that want to continue. We recommend athletes have rowing experience for this session only. Dates TBA.
  • Fall Races: TBA.
  •  Program Fee: Fees are set above. Preseason and regular season are separate programs and you do not need to 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).

Extend your Spring season 

  • April 11 - May 11
  • Practices run Tuesday & Thursdays 4:30-6:45
  • 1x, 4x+'s and 8+'s.
  • To be eligible to compete at USRowing Southeast Regional Championships May 13 & 14, you must participate in this extension. You can participate in the extension without being interested in this race (or you may not be selected).
    • You must be selected to attend SE Regionals and tell Sarasota Crew that you will attend.
    • SE Regionals is a qualifying race for Youth National Championships. They have U15 4x+, U16 4x+ and U16 8+ events at both SE Regionals and Youth National Championships. If we qualify (top 4 finish at SE Regionals) we would like to be able to enter Youth Nationals.
    • The SE Regionals trip will include transportation to Gainesville, GA and housing at a team hotel. The cost of the race will be $800. The bus will leave early Friday morning, May 12th and come back after all racing is complete on the night of May 14th (arriving back early Monday morning).
    • You can tell us your interest in the race here:
Price: $250.00