The focus of the middle school program is to provide an effective and pleasant introduction to the sport of rowing and at the same time prepare the young athletes physically for the rigors they will encounter in high school rowing. Boys and Girls learn to sweep and scull in singles, doubles, fours and eights. They also participate in strenuous land training.
ELIGIBLE: Boys and girls grades 6 to 8
SEASONS: Fall season September through mid December ending with a local regatta. Winter/Spring season from January to early April ending with a race at the Miami International Regatta.
PRACTICE: Two or four days a week plans are available with practice running from 4:30 to 6 pm. In exceptional cases, the head coach may invite specific Middle Schoolers to participate in the high school competitive program.
The Miami Rowing Club is a reflection of our South Florida community. Rowers of all ages, skills and ambitions meet at the boathouse and on the water to enjoy a sport that is meant for our tropical climate.
The rowing community at large thrives on a spirit of contribution based on camaraderie and cooperation. Members of MRC are also encouraged to volunteer and participate in helping the “rowing community” as part of the rowing experience. Come join us on the water soon!
The MIAMI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA, hosted by MRC since 1973, attracts many competitors, spectators and media each year offering both good racing and an enjoyable way to experience the rowing community.