Teams Training & Visiting Rowers
Lake County Rowing maintains a 2,000m Olympic style buoyed race course (one of two in Florida) that allows for eight (8) rowing lanes and we have two first-class AccuDock docks for boat launches and regattas. (video below).
The Clermont Boathouse was designed by competitive rowers with competitive rowing in mind. Located directly in the center of the State of Florida (each coast is about 1.5 hours away and the Orlando theme parks are about 45 minutes away), rowers can easily walk or bike through Clermont’s Victory Pointe to downtown Clermont to explore local restaurants and shops.
The Clermont Boathouse is located on beautiful Lake Minneola, a 10,000m perimeter freshwater lake and part of the Palatlakaha River Chain, one of Central Florida’s premier chain-of-lake systems which provides thousands of meters of protected water regardless of the direction of the wind. It’s a great location for the numerous university and high school teams that come here to train each winter and spring.
Amenities available to individuals and teams for training include the South Lake Trail, Concept Model E ergometers with PM4 and PM5 compatible monitors, coaching launches, small boats (e.g., racing and recreational singles, doubles, and pairs), air conditioned men’s and women’s bathrooms, safe and secure (locked) outside storage for trailers and shells with limited space inside the boathouse for specialized equipment, and 50″ television for video and training reviews and high speed internet.
Lake County Rowing is proud to have hosted numerous high school, university, and national rowing clubs from around the World. We recognize that each club has unique needs from timing of training, rowing equipment necessary for training, and access to housing, food, and other team support services. Please contact us for arrangements.
Are you coming to Central Florida for work or vacation and looking for a place where you can train for rowing while you are in town? We’d love to host you at our Boathouse in downtown Clermont! For information about individual training, to store your boat while you are in the Central Florida area, or to borrow a boat, contact our staff.