Vero Beach Rowing is Growing


Vero Beach Rowing is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. It is a community organization that has a mission “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.”

It is the club’s goal to bring the amazing sport of rowing to all residents of Vero Beach.

Our masters and junior programs currently run year round and we are always looking for new members.

“Vero Beach Rowing is a great asset for our waterside community.”
We are working hard expand programs for the community and expose a wider variety of people to rowing on the Indian River Lagoon. As a community-based organization, Vero Beach Rowing provides a structure that fosters and sustains rowing among the broadest audience possible.

We are currently building a Community Boathouse & Rowing Center which will enhance both Vero Beach’s economy and its cultural offerings. The boathouse will further emphasize our reputation as a vibrant, prestigious community offering a wide range of cultural activities to our residents and visitors.

Vero Beach is an ideal location for visiting crews to train. We have plenty of protected water and our rowing site is only a few minutes from the beach. Our new facility already has extra rack space for visiting crews to store boats safely and once the boathouse is finished, the current facility will be left in place for visiting crews to use.


Board & Staff


Board Members

Todd Young – President
Chuck Sullivan – Vice President
Shotsi Lajoie – Secretary
Chris Ryan – Treasurer
Chuck Cook – Board Member
John Huryn – Board Member

Jimmy Michael – Board Member
Chris Pensch – Board Member
Catlina Pines – Board Member
Charlotte Higgins – Board Member
Catlina Pines – Board Member
Patty Gleason – Board Member


Board Member, Chris Pensch (right) with Vero’s Olympic Gold Medal winner, Joe Amlong (left), a member of the U.S. Men’s 8 that won at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Staff & Coaches

Brian Colgan – Director of Rowing
Megan Kuehm – Community Program Coordinator

We Appreciate
Our Board & Staff