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Learn to Row

Learn to Row singleLearn to Row 101 - Introduction to Sculling: No experience necessary! Learn the fundamentals of the sport by starting in Singles and Doubles. Sculling (two oars) is often the first step in learning to row. This provides the rower with the tools necessary to more easily transition into sweep rowing.


NBP Staff Rowing

Learn to Row 201 - Introduction to Sweep Rowing: Learn to Row 101 - Introduction to Sculling 101 required. Participants will learn how to sweep row (one oar) with other rowers as a team in larger boats (4+s and 8+s).




Available Dates:

Learn to Row 101:
November 11 - 12 & 18 - 19    (S & S) 9:00AM - 11:00AM
December 9 - 10 & 16 - 17 (S & S) 9:00AM - 11:00AM

 January 8-11

January 20-21, 27-28

February 5-8

February 10-11, 17-18

March 19-22

March 17-18, 24-25

April 9-12

April 14-15, 21-22

May 14-17

May 28-31

June 11-14

June 9-10, 16-17

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Class minimum: 3    
Class maximum: 8    
Learn to Row 201:
101 Prerequisite


To register, please click choose a link below


Learn to Row 101 Registration

Learn to Row 201 Registration


12 through Adult



Provided by NBP:

  • Venue
  • Rowing Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Water
  • Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • USRowing Certified Instructors
    • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • NBP T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Completion

Participants Must Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Safe Shoes
  • Form Fitting Clothing
  • Ability to Pass NBP Swim Test


Regatta Island at Nathan Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235

Cancellation Policy

Private Lessons

Private lessons are designed for individuals or groups of up to 2 people who are not able to attend a scheduled course or who prefer one – on – one instruction. Private lessons can be scheduled through the programming department. Please email or call 941-358-7275 x5812. 

1 Hour $55* (1 person); $85 (2 people)
2 Hours $80* (1 person); $110 (2 people)

*These prices are effective as of April 15, 2017.

Already have rowing experience and want to get out on the water? Check out our rentals page!

Ongoing NBP Rowing Programs

If you are interested in becoming part of one of our ongoing NBP Rowing Programs, please contact the Program Manager at or 941-358-7275 for more information.

Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm


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