Rowing is a lifelong sport. Gainesville Area Rowing 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 “master” refers only to the age of rower and is not an indication of ones rowing ability.
The GAR Masters program provides both recreational and competitive rowing opportunity for adults in the Gainesville area. We are a growing group with a broad mix of ages and abilities. We enjoy organized rows six to seven days each week, year around. Members have the benefit of a talented and dedicated staff of coaches.
For those who have not yet experienced the fun, challenge and benefits of rowing, GAR Masters will help you begin by offering a Summer Novice Program that will run 8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August. 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.
No prior experience is necessary. We offer Learn to Row programs to help get you started with this new sport.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Masters’ Liaison, MaryEl Duncan