Gainesville Area Rowing, Inc. (GAR) is a non-profit Florida corporation created to promote rowing as a sport in the Gainesville/Alachua County area. GAR teaches physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological skills that lead rowers to heightened mental and physical self-awareness. Through the active participation of its members, GAR provides the equipment and professional coaching staff to compete on a national level. GAR includes a high school program, a middle school program, and a Masters (adult) program.
The 2023 GatorHead Regatta at Newnans Lake is sponsored by Gainesville Area Rowing and will feature a fun day on one of the area’s most beautiful waterways. Register your team here. Here’s what you need to know: POC: Gretchen Loyd (Event Director) Regatta Central Events Page Race Schedule will be finalized after registration closes. Currently…
GAR is rowing the length of Washington state. Our “Boys [and Girls] in the Boat” will be rowing 600,000 meters and will be attempting to do it across 4 ergs in 10 hours. Middle school, high school, masters and coaches will all be contributing to the mileage! The event will be held at Cypress Grove…
Gator Head 2023 is December 2 and we need everyone’s help. Sign up now!!
Gainesville Area Rowing’s High School Rowing program teaches physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological skills that lead rowers to heightened mental and physical self-awareness. GAR Alumni have gone on to compete at many universities including Boston College, Boston University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University,…
Gainesville Area Rowing offers a Middle School rowing program. The middle school sculling program is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, get fit and make new friends! Interested? Contact Coach Garrett Bauer at email@example.com. The middle school sculling program is open to any middle school student. We teach them how to do sculling with…
Rowing is a lifelong sport. GAR offers an Adult Rowing Program called GAR Masters. Masters are adults 22+ who row competitively and recreationally. Adults between 18-22 years of age are considered college rowers but are welcome to row with the GAR Masters team.
Students from any area high school or middle school are welcome to join our team at any time. HS & MS students may participate in a 2-week free trial membership to see if rowing is a good fit for them.
For adults who have not yet experienced the fun, challenge and benefits of rowing, GAR Masters offers Learn-To-Row classes.
- 12/9/23, : Erg-A-Thon
- 2/3/24, : Wine OAR Beer Tasting & Silent Auction @ Cypress & Grove