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.

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GAR’s top priority is the health and safety of our members. GAR is following all state and local guidelines for Covid-19 and taking extraordinary measures to ensure the well-being of our members. Please read our Quarantine Rules document if you want additional information on the specific steps we are taking to keep our members safe and healthy.

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You may now support GAR each time you purchase from Amazon, and it costs you nothing! Use "Amazon-Smile" for your...
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Welcome new rowers and parents. Although most upcoming events are posted on the GAR web site, the club's main method...
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Our Programs


High School

Gainesville Area Rowing’s High School Rowing program teaches physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological skills that lead rowers to heightened mental...
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Middle School

Gainesville Area Rowing offers a Middle School rowing program. The middle school sculling program is a fun way to enjoy...
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Rowing is a lifelong sport. GAR offers an Adult Rowing Program called GAR Masters. Masters are adults 22+ who row...
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Youth All students from any Gainesville area high school or middle school, with or without experience, are welcome to join...
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Our Coaches

Hugo Moon

Head Coach

Donovan Fosmoe

High School Novice Coach

Brett Pearson

Middle School Head Coach

Garrett Bauer

Middle School Assistant Coach

Aron Ali-McClory

Middle School Assistant Coach

Gary Gookin

Masters Novice Coach

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