FAQ

DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED ROWER TO JOIN THE TEAM?

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! TEAM TAMPA accepts all levels of rowers.  There are no tryouts or cuts, come out and see what our sport is all about!.  CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS

CAN I TRY ROWING BEFORE I JOIN/PAY?

YES!  All you need to get in a boat is the Basic Waiver Packet found on the Join Us link.  Come out and try rowing for a week before making any financial commitment.  

WHEN DO WE PRACTICE?

We practice weekdays after school and Saturday mornings. Please see the EVENTS/CALENDARS pages for the most up to date details regarding practice schedules.  Find out more about each of our programs under the "PROGRAM" tab at the top of this page.  

 

IS THE SEASON YEAR ROUND?

TEAM TAMPA facilitates Fall and Spring.  Both TEAM TAMPA and the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation offer summer camp rowing. We participate in races (regattas) throughout the year.

IS THERE A HEIGHT AND WEIGHT LIMIT?

No- Rowers come in all shapes and sizes! There is a place for everyone. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO PRACTICE?

Athletic clothing, socks and tennis shoes are perfectly fine for your first practice.  If you decide to continue, most athletes wear spandex shorts (similar to biking shorts) along with a comfortable t-shirt or tank top that doesn’t impede arm movement. We are an outdoor sport, so any protection like hats, sunglasses, and sunblock are important.  Don't forget your water bottle!