Ground Breaking

Sarasota Crew, Inc. broke ground recently to mark the start of phase 1 construction of a new boatyard and boathouse in Osprey. The new facility will augment the existing Sarasota Crew at Bay Preserve in Osprey and will enable Crew to open the program to more individuals. With the additional facility, Sarasota Crew will serve more youth and adults in our community and offer more opportunities to train for visiting teams.

Chief Executive Officer and Head Coach Casey Galvanek said, “Today marks the beginning of our initiative to expand our program for the benefit of the community. This new site will provide a permanent home for Sarasota Crew and the opportunity to scale the phenomenal outcomes of our student-athletes.”

Leading the groundbreaking is CEO and Head Coach Casey Galvanek with Board Chair Ken Jackson, and Sarasota County Commissioner from District 4, Alan Maio. Commissioner Maio remarked, “ Being the largest rowing group in the country is a big deal. Pulling kids from 38 different schools is a big deal. This (groundbreaking) is a bid deal.”

Sarasota Crew’s plan is set into development phases. Phase 1 includes the 3.14-acre land acquisition, rezoning and permitting, building demolition and removal, site engineering and improvements, temporary offices and boat racks, training equipment, and two docks. Future phases will include the boathouse construction and an endowment.student-athletes graduating high school, and 100% of their graduates are accepted into a college or a service academy. The program fits our community well, consistently produces champions, and empowers lives. The program provides positive, competitive rowing

Sarasota Crew is the largest youth rowing program in the country with 100% of their experiences that cultivate high standards of personal integrity and self-esteem, promote teamwork and sportsmanship and instill a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Sarasota Crew Groundbreaking