Sarasota Crew utilizes competitive rowing to promote strong character, high integrity, positive self-concept, contribution to community, and a healthy lifestyle for all youth and adults in Sarasota County and its surrounding communities.


We aspire to be the pre-eminent rowing club in the country; a model for all crew clubs who strive to serve at risk student-athletes.

Our Underlying Operating Principles

What guides Sarasota Crew to ensure that we Empower Lives. One Rower At A Time? From the President of the Board to our coaches to our administrative staff, our organization:

  • Provides a positive developmental experience for all rowers.
  • Achieves competitive success through enhancing sportsmanship, individual character, and teamwork.
  • Strives to always be a strong contributing partner in our relationship with Historic Spanish Point, Conservation of the Gulf Coast, and with our broader community.
  • Maintains a fully functional and vibrant club.
  • Depends heavily upon parental contributions of time, energy, and resources.
  • Is a joint effort by many. The personality or control of any single individual will not dominate the actions of the club.