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Team Tampa's high school competitive program is offered in the fall and spring on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Athletes get to train on and off the water in order to prepare for races that are offered throughout the year. Athletes develop experience that will help prepare them for their futures. Freshman athletes are provided tank tops to race in. Varsity athletes will be provided with Team Tampa Unisuits. To get more information on joining our team click here!

“Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream disappears.” – Jim Dietz

Practice for us is not just for the perfection of technique or the development of physical fitness. It is the building block upon which we build our team philosophy: Hard Work Pays Off. Each and every practice attended is one more that an athlete develops the mental toughness and team bond necessary to compete in the sport of rowing. At our practices we work toward technical mastery, we strive toward peak physical condition, and above all else we ensure that every athlete learns how to be a better team member.

Our goal for our competitive athletes is to attend 6 practices a week. However we do allow for flexible schedules to meet all our student athletes needs.

If an athlete is going to miss practice please email us at

High School Returning/Varsity - All returning and experienced 10th through 12th graders. 

High School Freshman/Novice - ALL 9th graders AND first year 10th through 12th graders.

8th Grade Competitive Team  - Experienced 8th graders who wish to practice and race with the High School Freshman/Novice squad.


  The practice schedule is as follows:

  • High School Returning/Varsity

    • Monday - Friday

      • 4:30p - 7:00p

    • Saturday​

      • 7:00a - 10:30a​

    • Aug 9th - May 14th

  • High School Freshman/Novice AND 8th Grade Competitive Team

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday (adding Thursdays in Spring)

      • 4:30p - 7:00p

    • Saturday​

      • 7:00a - 10:30a


Location:  Tampa River Center

Time Frame: 9:00am - Parent Mixer, Boathouse Tour, Coffee Donuts

                       9:30am - Parent Meeting (both New and Returning High School)

                      10:30am - Coach Meet & Greet, Individual Q&A





September 16, 2023

Battle of the Boats Series​

Tampa River Center


October 28, 2023

Halloween Regatta

Harney Park - Bypass Canal

November 4, 2023

Battle of the Boats Series​

Tampa River Center

November 18 & 19, 2023

Benderson Chase

Nathan Benderson Park

December 9, 2023

Fall Sprints

Nathan Benderson Park

December 16, 2023

4th Annual Snowflake Classic

Tampa River Center

January 20, 2024

Matt Abel Speed Fiesta

Nathan Benderson Park

February 3, 2024

Battle of the Boats Series

Tampa River Center

February 17 & 18, 2024


Nathan Benderson Park

February 24 & 25, 2024

Gasparilla 5k Team Run

Bayshore BLVD

March 2, 2024

Spring Sprints

Harney Park - Bypass Canal

March 9, 2024

OARS Regatta

Turkey Lake

March 23, 2024

Battle of the Boats Series​

Tampa River Center

April 6, 2024

FSRA West District Championships

Harney Park - Bypass Canal

April 13 & 14, 2024

FSRA Sculling Championships

Nathan Benderson Park

April 27 & 28, 2024

FSRA Sweep Championships

Nathan Benderson Park

May 10-12, 2024

Southeast Regional Championships

Nathan Benderson Park

June 6-9, 2024

USRowing Youth Nationals

TBA - Will announce in December

~Qualifying Boats Only

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