Sarasota, FL- The Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program will be moving into a new 2,000 square foot indoor training facility and clubhouse located in Osprey. This will be one of the largest training centers dedicated to rowing in the South. Seth Koplin, President of the Sarasota Scullers stated, ”We could not be more excited about our new home. We will have plenty of room for our ergs (indoor rowing machines), new fitness equipment, and offices.” The training center will be more than a wonderful place for the Sarasota Scullers to sweat. Seth Koplin continued, “We also set aside space for our student-athletes to hang-out, chill, and work on homework. We want this to be a second home for our kids.”
Head Coach Laura Corbett-Brown, a world-class master rower, is ecstatic about the opportunities this facility brings to the Sarasota Scullers and the Sarasota community. Coach Laura, “Thanks to SANCA, USRowing, and Nathan Benderson Park the Sarasota/Manatee counties have become the southern capital of rowing in the United States. Our new clubhouse/training center will add another dimension to the resources in our area. We are very excited and grateful for the opportunity to train in such a nice space.”
The Sarasota Scullers are the oldest youth rowing program in Sarasota County. They offer year-round middle school, high school, and competitive masters programs. In addition to the new facility, they operate a boatyard on Casey Key at the Blackburn Point Park.
ABOUT THE SARASOTA SCULLERS: The Sarasota Scullers are a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1991. Currently, the program has 5 coaches and approximately 75 student-athletes in middle & high school programs. The Scullers travel for regattas in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Virginia, and California. Donations are always appreciated.
Seth Koplin and Coach Laura are available for interviews.