Visiting Rowers

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. The City of Clermont, in partnership with Lake County Rowing Association, has invested in a 2,000m Olympic style buoyed race course that allows for eight (8) rowing lanes and in 2019 installed a first-class AccuDock system for boat launches and regattas.

Amenities available to individuals and teams for training include, but are not limited to, 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.

Team Training

Lake County Rowing is proud to have hosted numerous high school, college, 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.
Perhaps the best part about being in Clermont (aside from our beautiful lake and first-class boathouse facility) is that Clermont is the home of the National Training Center. Because of this, our community is supported by health and wellness professionals who understand the unique needs of competitive and elite athletes.

Individual Training

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.

Training Coordinator

Our staff includes former college rowing coaches as well as elite competitive athletes. To coordinate team training with Lake County Rowing Association, please contact:

Keith Young