Gainesville Area Rowing

Gainesville, Florida

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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Learn To Row Camp

GAR invites all 6th-12th graders to come out and learn to row this summer! No experience is necessary. Coaches will teach you everything you need to know on and off the water and conclude the week with some racing. This is a great way to get a jump start on the fall racing season or…


Support GAR each time you make online purchases from a wide variety of online merchants, and it costs you nothing, zip, not a single cent extra! Register with FlipGive at and download their app from the Google Store or the App Store. When you’re ready to shop, open the app, select the merchant, and…

GAR Maintenance

Do you have a project idea or have you noticed a maintenance issue at GAR?  Click HERE A small team of parents have volunteered to take on much needed maintenance around the rowing center.  That said, we need your eyes.  The link above allows anyone (coaches, parents, rowers, masters) to submit a maintenance ticket for…

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High School

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,…

Middle School

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 Brett Pearson The middle school sculling program is open to any middle school student. We teach them how to do sculling with two oars…


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. Many people new to this sport do not realize that the word “masters” refers only to the…


Youth All students from any Gainesville area high school or middle school, with or without experience, are welcome to join our team at any time. High school or middle school students who are interested in trying rowing may participate in a two-week free trial membership to see if rowing is a good fit for them. Youth who are interested in…

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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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