Youth Rowing

Vero Beach Rowing’s mission is to promote and teach the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities. This mission begins with our commitment to our youth programs. Our club provides the opportunity for youth from any school to participate in our programs.

Needs-based scholarships are available for anyone to participate. Click here to apply for assistance.

Rowers and their parents know that the commitment and discipline that rowing fosters transfer easily into other parts of a rower’s life. Any person, but especially a young one, can discover that if you have the spirit and willingness to take on rowing’s challenges — to deal with both its joys and frustrations, to continue to strive for perfection while knowing that attaining it is unlikely and the effort alone is worthwhile — to such a person, very little in life will seem impossible.

Finally, the teamwork involved in rowing leads to a deeply felt camaraderie that is the core of most rowers’ best memories and lifelong friendships from their time in the sport.

High School Rowing Program

Our High School Program draws athletes from all area high schools. The team competes at regattas across the state, region, and nationally. Program runs for the full academic year (Fall and Spring). We have both a Varsity squad for experienced rowers and a Novice squad for first year rowers. 

The Team Participation Fee covers equipment use, coaching, race entries fees, and weekly strength training at our boathouse.  Use the links on this page to sign up now. 

Our first HS practice for returning rowers is Monday, August 15th from 4 to 6:30pm. Novice first practice is Monday, August 29th.

Monday-Friday

  • 4:00-6:30 pm

Saturday

  • 8:00-10:30 am

Email our Program Director, David Green for more information about the High School Program.

Middle School Rowing Program

Our Middle School Rowing program is open to all 7th and 8th grade students from our area. The goal of this program is for participants to have fun learning the fundamentals of rowing. Use the links on this page to sign up now for either session.

Our first MS practice is Monday, August 29th from 4 to 6pm.

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

  • 4:00-6:00 pm

Email our Program Director, David Green or call (772) 261-0747 for more information about the Middle School Program.

Summer Rowing Camps

We offer three levels of Summer Rowing Programs that are geared for all levels of junior rowers (rising 7th graders through 12th grade), Learn To Row, Advanced Camp, and High Performance Rowing.

Learn To Row Camp is available to any NEW rowers (entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2022) who are interested in being on the water, learning the basics of rowing, increasing fitness, and HAVING FUN! No experience necessary. Camps are weekly Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, from May 31 - July 22. Cost of the camp is $200 per week.

Advanced Camp is for rowers who have participated in ANY Middle School Program or Youth Program, or at least two Learn to Row Camps. Rowers will get practice in both sculling and sweep and row many different boat classes. Focus will be on good training habits, improving fitness and boat moving skills. Coxswains are welcome.  Camps are weekly Monday-Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 am, from May 31 - July 22. Cost of the camp is $200 per week.

NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day and Independence Day Holidays, LTR and Advanced  Camp weeks 1 and 6 will be Tues-Sat.

High Performance Camp is open to U17-U19 rowers from ANY program, by invitation only. Camp is June 27 - July 18. This 3 week camp is focused on preparing for and competing at the USRowing Summer Nationals (which includes a College Fair). Rowers will have the opportunity to both sweep and scull. The fee for this camp includes regatta travel and entry pass thru costs that have yet to be determined, but will be announced before registration opens. This camp will include two sessions per day, times to be determined, Monday thru Saturday. Cost of the camp is $600 plus Regatta travel expenses. Email our Program Director, David Green to apply. 

General Summer Camp Information

Required equipment for camp: Refillable plastic water bottle, non-baggy shorts and T-shirt, sneakers and socks, sunglasses or hat or visor, sunscreen.

Email our Program Director, David Green or call (772) 261-0747 for more information about the Summer Rowing Programs.