Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • What's the daily schedule?

    Each 7-hour day of  our Rowing Clinic includes:

    • single sculling instruction begins at 7:30 am and concludes at 2:30 pm. Daily sessions begin at 7:30 am. The first row is a 120-minute session with dockside instruction, individual coaching, and videotaping. Our coaches work with each sculler from a launch or rowing shell, and each sculler is videotaped.
    • Following the morning row, students and coaches enjoy a leisurely hot breakfast at a nearby cafe.
    • The group then goes to a classroom for 1 to 2 hours of detailed video review and discussion of technique.
    • Following the classroom instruction, scullers return to the lake for a second coached session on the water focused on practice, drills, and individual attention. The second session lasts 90 to120 minutes. A double scull is also available for use upon request.

    Most days end around 2:30, however Monday and Friday classroom sessions often run longer and those days can run until after 4:00pm.

    Rowing camp sessions start promptly at 7:30 am. Please arrive on time. Parking is available in the Lake Wellington Professional Center parking lot, rest room facilities are in the community center pool house next to the boathouse, and a lock box is on site for keeping backpacks and valuables when scullers are on the water.

    Sessions start promptly at 7:30 am. Please arrive on time. 
    On day 1 please arrive atleast 15 minutes early.

     

  • What Programs do you offer?

    The Florida Rowing Center is open from mid-December through April offering three-day, four-day, and seven-day Rowing Clinics focusing on sculling technique. We aim to maintain a low student to coach ratio of 5:1 and group sizes average 8-10 students per session. The maximum number of students per session is limited to 15 and the number of Beginners per session is limited to to 3.

    The only prerequiste for participation is that you have reasonable swimming skills. Please refer to our daily schedule for an overview.

    If you would like to send us your comments or feedback about the program please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

     

    Three-day clinics begin each Friday at 7:30 am and conclude on Sunday at 2:30 pm. 

    Four-day clinics begin each Monday at 7:30 am and conclude on Thursday at 2:30 pm.

    Each day’s instructional program is from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

     

    For a seven-day session, you may combine two consecutive clinics. You have a choice to begin on a Monday at 7:30 am and conclude the following Sunday at 2:30 pm or to begin on a Friday at 7:30 am and conclude the following Thursday at 2:30 pm. Select the three-day and four-day sessions that best fit your schedule.

     

    ROWING CAMP TUITION INCLUDES:

    • Coaching
    • Videotaping with critique
    • Use of Florida Rowing Center’s equipment for the on-water sessions
    • Daily hot breakfast with the coaches and other students
    • A Florida Rowing Center T-shirt.
     
  • I'm a beginner, what's available for me?

    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 rowing clinic at the Florida Rowing Center offers places for three (3) beginners so that the coaches can provide personal attention. A separate box for Beginner/Novice 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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).
    Rows but is very unstable, has a hard time rowing a shell without flipping.

  • What should I bring?

    ITEMS YOU WILL NEED FOR EACH ROWING DAY INCLUDE:

    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 and walk to breakfast
    Water bottle
    Sunscreen for lips and skin
    Sunglasses - due to our harsh sun exposure, sunglasses are required on the lake.
    Hat or sun visor
    Change of dry clothing to wear during breakfast and video review
    Towel

  • What can I do to prepare?

    PREPARING YOUR HANDS FOR ROWING CAMP:


    To prevent blisters while at sculling camp you can condition your hands by applying rubbing alcohol to your palms daily for two to three weeks before the start of your camp.

    A normal exercise routine is also a good idea.

  • How much does it cost?

    TUITION

    THE 2019-2020 SEASON

    OPENING DAY: FRIDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2019

    CLOSING DAY: FRIDAY, 1 May 2020

    Tuition includes:

    coaching,
    videotaping with critique,
    use of Florida Rowing Center’s equipment for the on-water sessions
    daily hot breakfast with the coaches and other students
    a Florida Rowing Center T-shirt.
    PROGRAM RATES:

    3-day session $725
    4-day session $795
    7-day session $1150

    We offer a 10% discount to those who book their session at least one month in advance.

    Group rates are available upon request.

  • What if I need to cancel or change sessions

    RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

    Florida Rowing Center needs advance information about the students who will be attending our programs so that we can optimize the scheduling of our coaches and assign proper boats. We understand that circumstances come up that may require rescheduling or cancellation,  our fees for rescheduling and cancellation are as follows:

    Rescheduling Fee: $25 (any credits or charges due to differences in session rates will also be applied)

    Cancellation Fee: $200

    To reschedule or cancel, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-800-996-0200  requesting your new dates. A staff member will return your message.