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, University of Central Florida, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rhode Island, University of Virginia, University of Texas, The United States Naval Academy, Rollins College, Rutgers University, Williams College and Yale University.

Rowers practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings. Afternoon practice times are 3:30-6:00 pm. Saturday morning practices are from 7:30-10:30 am.

For those who want to try rowing but don’t want to commit to five days of training per week, you can join and row on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday beginning August 27th and continuing through October 29th. Rowers will get to compete in the Gator Head Regatta in October before deciding if they’d like to join the five-day per week program.

All of our rowing practices are held at the GAR boathouse on Newnans Lake unless otherwise noted on the Youth Calendar. For directions to the GAR boathouse, click on the directions link at the bottom of any page.

Interested? You are invited to start at any point during the season. No experience is necessary.

Dues and Costs

Dues – Every new rower gets two free weeks to try it! After that point the dues are $150.00 per month.

Club Dues Include:

  • Coaches fees
  • Equipment
  • Food at regattas
  • Boat transport to regattas
  • Race entry fees
    • We have 1 fall regatta (Head of the Hooch) and 2 spring regattas (States & Regionals) that does cost extra as they include a hotel stay.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact President Chris Furlow

Fall Season practice for returning rowers begins the second Monday in August. Practice for all new rowers begins the fourth Monday in August. Rowers starting after the beginning of the season may start at any time.

Please go to the Members tab, select Forms, then find the appropriate forms to download and print. Sign your forms and bring them to practice.

Please also complete the “GAR Registration” which will get you registered in our accounting system and emergency contact database.

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