Why Sarasota Scullers



The Team’s mission is to evolve teens into competitive athletes with a spirit of honor, self-respect, good sportsmanship, teamwork, high moral standards, good health and strong character.

A sport for anyone

An ideal sport for teens that aspire to competitive sports and are looking for a new avenue to pursue these interests, the Scullers’ rowing program has a proven track record for helping teens realize their athletic potential, even when they have not excelled in other sports.

Highest medaling team in the region

In 2009, 98% of all Sarasota Scullers’ team members earned medals at the State Championships as well as other Regattas held throughout the year. This type of achievement is a great self-esteem and confidence builder!

College scholarship and recruitment

The combination of academic and rowing achievements, along with the Community Service hours the team puts in all contribute to higher recruitment interest from the top colleges and universities. Many Sarasota Scullers team members have been awarded scholarships and improved their options to get into their college or university of choice, including the top Ivy league schools.

Some of the schools include:

  • Baylor
  • Boston College
  • Brown
  • California-Berkeley
  • California-San Diego
  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • Davidson
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard
  • JU
  • Louisville
  • Loyola Marymount
  • Marquette
  • Michigan
  • MIT
  • Northeastern
  • Ohio State
  • Rutgers
  • SMU
  • Stanford
  • Syracuse
  • Tufts
  • UPenn
  • US Coast Guard Academy
  • US Merchant Marine Academy
  • US Military Academy
  • Washington
  • Tulsa
  • Wesleyan
  • West Virginia University
  • Wisconsin

Life-enriching benefits

• New adventure in a challenging sport
• Broaden interests
• Opportunity to compete on a state, regional and national level
• Individual and team goal setting and achievement
• Leadership skills development
• Improved academic achievement
• Higher levels of self-esteem
• Friendship and positive social network
• Community service hours
• College recruitment, scholarship and choice of college opportunities

Acquired Skills

The only competitive rowing club in the region with former Olympic Rowers and a former National Collegiate Champion as coaches, the staff focuses on all aspects of rowing and rowing competition, including training, fitness, team building and individual pursuits.

Skill training

Middle and high school athletes will learn and participate in all aspects of rowing and sculling with professional instruction, coaching and a program that combines fun, fitness, technique and team building.

Train with the best

The Sarasota Scullers were ranked #1 in the State of Florida based on the 2010 State Championships. In addition, in 2010, at the National Championships Sarasota Scullers brought home the 1st ever medal for Sarasota County. And in 2011, we brought home a gold medal from the National Championships!

Home away from home atmosphere

Beyond the skills of rowing and competition, the Sarasota Scullers becomes a home away from home for teens and their families. Weekend regattas turn into family outings, with options to participate in group potluck dinners and provide a united network of support, for the team and each other. Many families have also taken advantage of the opportunity to visit a new place, enjoy time together, sightsee and spend a weekend away from home and free of life’s daily distractions.