Youth Rowing

Vero Beach Rowing’s mission is to “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 growing our youth programs. Our club provides the opportunity for youth from any school to participate in our programs.

Rowers are some of the fittest athletes in the world, with cardiovascular abilities rivaling those of elite marathoners. But the benefits of rowing aren’t reserved only for the upper echelon of athletic fitness. Almost anyone can participate and rise to a level of challenge that suits them. All this with less stress on the joints than running and other high-impact sports.

Rowers, and their parents, have noted time and again 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 of 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. Both Fall and Spring Seasons are offered, with start and end dates matching the academic calendar. We have both a Varsity squad for experienced rowers and a Novice squad for first year rowers. Novice practices during the week are over at 6:00pm and they have Wednesdays off.

The Team Participation Fee varies by season, and covers equipment use, coaching, race entries fees, and weekly strength training at a local facility. Registration for the Spring Season is open. Use the links on this page to sign up now.


  • 4:00-6:30 pm


  • 8:00-10:30 am

Email our Director of Rowing, Brian Colgan 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. Spring Season has started but we have some space available in both the Tues/Thurs and Wed/Fri sessions. Registration for the Spring Season is open. Use the links on this page to sign up now for either session.


  • 4:00-6:00 pm


  • 4:00-6:00 pm

Email our Director of Rowing, Brian Colgan or call (772) 261-0747 for more information about the Middle School Program.

Summer Rowing Programs

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 Rowing, and High Performance Rowing. These programs also serve those who row during the year in other programs with the hope that they stay connected to the sport they love, as well as to continue to gain valuable speed on and off the water.

Email our Director of Rowing, Brian Colgan or call (772) 261-0747 for more information about the Summer Rowing Program.


april, 2020

03apr4:00 pm6:00 pmMiddle School "B" Practice4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Boatyard

03apr4:00 pm6:30 pmHigh School Practice4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Boatyard

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