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December Board Meeting

WHEN:   Tuesday December 12th

TIME: 6:00pm

LOCATION: Mariooch Studio



All inclusive membership !!! Coached row Schedule -

SCRC is now an all inclusive membership!!

Coaching is now included into your Annual and Seasonal dues!!  We have to be one of the best bargains in the nation!! Take advantage by coming  out and work on your stroke with Head Coach Alex!

Tuesdays: Novices 6:30-8am and Advanced 8-9:30am

Wednesdays: 6:30-8am Advanced

Thursday 6:30-8am Novices and Advanced 8-930am

Friday; 6:30-8am Advanced

                5-6:30 PM Recreational

Sunday 7-9am All Club Members Welcome

     9-10am Tryouts, captains assessment test with coach

Sorry but Coached rows are for SCRC members only! Please speak with membership if you are looking to join our club or want to learn to row, we welcome you!!

Seasonal Members, We missed you!

Returning seasonal members starting back in December please use the 2018 registration (found above). Thanks!


WELCOME COACH Dragos Alexandru!!!!!!!!!

We are very excited to have Dragos Alexandru joining SCRC as the new Head Coach at SCRC.  Coach Alex, as his rowers call him, has been a leader in the Sarasota rowing community for over 15 years.  

Coach Alex is a former Olympic rower who has devoted his life to the sport of rowing.   For the last 30 years he has coached all levels of rowers from beginners to competitive racers.  From 2003 to 2012 Coach Alex was the Head Coach of the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program.  While coaching the Sarasota Scullers, the team progressed from a moderately successful team to the Florida State Overall Team Points champion and winner of several State Championship Titles. 


Nov 5th Club Scrimmage and Cookout

Our Fall Club Scrimmage and Cookout was a fun occasion last weekend with over 30  members and  recent LTR grads  enjoying a morning on the water with a friendly scrimmage organized by Coach Alex and Coach Joe Dobson.   There were  2 eights, a quad and 3 boats from the Adaptive team participating.   A well earned cook out followed up the morning exercise!! 

SCRC cross training run Jan 2018

We are putting a group of SCRC members together to participate in the Ringling Bridge Run on Jan 13th. Runners and walkers are welcome! This is a fun way to cross train with fellow members and we hope for a large club turnout! Members looking to register please go to the members only CORK BOARD PAGE for registration details. 


Sarasota County Rowing Club

Who we are:

The Sarasota County Rowing Club (SCRC) promotes the sport of rowing for adult women and men over the age of 18.  SCRC has members who currently range in ages from 26 to 82 and participate in both sculling and/or sweep rowing, both competitively and recreationally. We offer Learn to Row Classes (LTR) during the year as an introduction to rowing and LTR is a great chance to try out the sport and see if rowing is for you!

Our club is active on the water 365 days a year (weather permitting) and the majority of our rowers get their workouts in during morning hours, some as early as 5:15 a.m. We also have groups who have enjoyed many  gorgeuous sunset rows. 

We launch off of the Historic Blackburn Point, on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway at 800 Blackburn Point Road in Osprey, Florida map

For more information, please look at  Become a Member .  Any questions or details not found on the website, please feel free to  email us by clicking CONTACT US. 

Our Next Learn to Row for adults will begin in January 2018. 

Do you live in Florida? Well get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and water while getting some exercise. 

We hope to see you on the water soon!


Register/payment for January 2018 learn to row class by clicking on red bar below


Learn To Row!  

Do you live in Florida and miss being by the water? Want to get in shape while using your mind? Looking to make friends while learning a unique sport?? Rowing is the answer!! 

Join SCRCs adult LTR to experience the ultimate team sport!!


Our Next LTR is scheduled for January 2018!! Registration is now open!! 

Questions about an upcoming LTR and your eligibility? 

Please contact our Training Officer or Coach Alex for answers! 


Take a look at our LTR info page where you will likely find the answers to most of your questions! You may also find out things you didn't think to ask!!

LTR Fee - $250

 Class Dates: 

Start Wednesday Jan 24th at 8am and continue onto Friday 8am and Sunday 9am

for 8 sessions concluding Feb. 9th.  


SCRC Head Coach Alex will conduct these sessions

Coach Alex can be reached at (941)284-7111 or email





Please remember to lock ALL the gates and sheds before leaving for the water or your car. Security is all members responsibility, so please take the time to check things are locked up!! Thanks!!!!! 

Just another typical morning rowing in Paradise! photo- Diane Norman

Rowing Magazine Recycled

Don't have a subscription or want to look at back issues? No problem, there is a box full of recycled Rowing Magazine's in the SCRC shed. Feel free to borrow an issue and bring it back when your done! Donations gladly accepted from anyone finished with an issue,  simply add it to the recycle box!! Enjoy!



Congrats LTR Grads, we love seeing your smiling faces!! Rowing sure has that effect on a person and we look forward to seeing you out on the water as a proud SCRC member real soon !

Thinking about rowing?? A picture says a thousand words!! Next LTR session begins in January, make rowing your New Years Resolution!!

Best gift you'll ever give yourself!


Our proud LTR group responds to the call "up overhead"

8+ on our beautiful ICW


Can't make the next scheduled LTR?? Place yourself  on the LTR wait list by registering  (click the red bar that says LTR wait list ). You'll be notified by email when the next class is scheduled after the Jan 2018 class or keep checking the home page for updates

Row in Paradise!

Come Race With Us!!

Do not sign waiver till you speak with membership director

Are you new to SCRC? Please speak with membership before signing up to join the club.

Questions about SCRC? Contact Us: Membership Director

photo by Diane Norman


GUESTS with a high degree of rowing experience wishing to row with SCRC for a day must contact the membership director before signing up. NO guest is permitted to row until registration/waiver is completed. Guest fee is $25. And guests must row with our coach or a club member. Thank you! 

The life of a rower

Bald Eagles Wishing They Could Row! Photo Credit - Betsy Mitchell 10/4/16

Please take the long way.....

The board adopted a new rule at the Oct. Meeting. No club boats are permitted to use the cut (off the east side of dock) to access the ICW  due to underwater hazards that have damaged equipment. Thank you for your understanding and compliance, please help spread the word.  

the cut is shown with a red line blocking it


Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program
Training in the Paralympic sport of rowing in Sarasota, Florida. 

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