Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS)

Home of Orlando's premier rowing club. Address: 2457 Maguire Rd, Windermere, FL 34786 Phone: (407) 906-2410

Middle School Program

Middle School Program

Time to register returning members and get locked in for the fall session.

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Beginning in 6th grade, boys and girls are eligible for OARS Middle School program. Here, beginning rowers learn the basics of boat handling, the rowing stroke, fitness, and teamwork, among other things. While there are racing opportunities, they’re not as frequent at first as they are for the high school rowers.Middle_school_1

Rowers and parents alike often see quick results in both strength and technical rowing prowess among Middle School rowers. Nonetheless, patient, expert coaching allows rowers to develop at their own speed and work into the habits that will serve them well in the years to come — not just in the boat, but in the rest of their lives as well.

Middle School rowers ordinarily practice three days each week: two afternoons after school and Saturday morning. One thing is for sure: the sport hooks kids at this age, and hooks them good. Word has gotten around — and as a result, the Middle School program has a long waiting list due to more applications than we have space for.

There are two sessions of Middle School Program per year, Spring and Fall.

Click here for detailed information on Middle School Program costs, due dates and other requirements.

For other questions, please email our Middle School Program Director, James Hall, at MSP-PD@oarsrowing.com.

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