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 recommends a minimum of 3 days (2 sessions per day) for beginners. The only prerequisite for participation is that you have reasonable swimming skills.
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). Rows but is very unstable, has a hard time rowing a shell without flipping.
Tank top or T-shirt Long sleeve T-shirt Lycra or comfortable shorts (not too loose) Tights and a sweatshirt for cool mornings Athletic socks as no shoes are worn in the boat Flip flops or sneakers to wear down to the dock Water bottle Sunscreen for lips and skin Sunglasses - due to our harsh sun exposure, sunglasses are required on the lake. Hat or sun visor Towel
For our 2021-2022 Season, due to Covid-19 and concerns about cancellations, we are not charging credit cards until sessions are complete. All that is required to cancel or reschedule is 48 hours advance notice.