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 learning to row should use the form on our Contacts page to contact Head Coach Garrett Bauer.


For those who have not yet experienced the fun, challenge and benefits of rowing, GAR Masters will help you begin by offering three Learn-To-Row classes each year, featuring lots of time on the water. The Learn To Row classes are held three to four times each year.

For experienced rowers, even those who have been away from the sport for a time, the coaches will work with you to help you quickly re-establish your stroke during our scheduled rows.

Want to be contacted when we schedule our next Learn-To-Row?