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 growing 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 are among the fittest athletes in the world, with cardiovascular abilities rivaling those of elite marathoners. 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  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. 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 6:00 pm 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.  Use the links on this page to sign up now. 

Our first HS practice of the Fall Season is Saturday August 29 from 8 to 10:30am. Introductory meeting for all new parents at 11:00am


  • 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. When registering, please choose either the Tues/Thurs or the Wed/Fri sessions.  Use the links on this page to sign up now for either session.

Our first MS practice of the Fall Season is Tuesday Sept. 8 from 4 to 6pm. Introductory meeting for all new parents Sat. Aug 29th at 11:00am


  • 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.


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, open to all Indian River County residents. Registration links are at the upper right of this page.

Learn To Row Camp is available to any NEW rowers (entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2020) 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 Noon to 3:00 PM. Use Coupon Code LTRSC2 for $50 off the second week.

Advanced Camp is for rowers who have participated in ANY Middle School Program or at least two Learn to Row Camps and want to continue improving their skills. Camps are weekly Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to Noon. Use Coupon Code ASC3 for $20 off weekly fees when signing up for 3 or more weeks.

High Performance Camp is open to rowers from any program. Each week includes  individualized high-performance training and technical feedback. This program has been designed to help prepare rising 11th and 12th graders for college recruitment opportunities and rising 9th and 10th graders for a breakout varsity season. This camp is from 8:00 to 10:00 am Monday thru Saturday.

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


october, 2020

30oct4:00 pm6:00 pmFri MS Practice4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Boatyard

30oct4:00 pm6:30 pmFri HS Practice4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Boatyard

31oct8:00 am10:30 amSat HS Practice8:00 am - 10:30 am Boatyard