Beginners are welcome, and can learn quickly in this setting. However, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to the sport of sculling, the Florida Rowing Center requires a minimum stay of three (3) days for beginners. The only prerequiste for participation is that you have reasonable swimming skills.

Important Note:

Each session at the Florida Rowing Center offers places for three (3) beginners so that the coaches can provide personal attention. A separate box for Beginners is included in the Registration process for every session date on the calendar. If the beginner places in a particular session have already been reserved, then the Beginner box will not appear as an option for those dates. Please select other dates, or contact us at We look forward to having you join us.


A beginner/novice sculler is defined as one who:

  • Has never been in a boat before; this is the first time sculling.
  • Has never been in a sculling boat but rows on an indoor rower.
  • Has sweep experience but has never sculled.
  • Has limited sculling experience (less than 3 times on the water).

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