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History of RowHouse

RowHouse was founded in 1984 by Aldo Berti. In those early days of Miami rowing, all the local clubs were located on the Blue Lagoon and received wide city and county support. From 1980’s to 1990’s RowHouse held an annual race called the “Devil’s Half-Mile” Regatta that was attended by teams from all over the nation.


RowHouse was the first local club that catered to Adaptive Rowing and had a scholarship program for kids from the local community that could not afford to pay for the program. Coach Franky Viacava took over the operations of RowHouse, and in August of 2017 began a transformation of the club into a not-for-profit entity with Novice, Elite Junior, Masters, Adaptive and US National team programs.


Currently RowHouse is a program that focuses on training current and future generations of Elite level rowers.  In addition, its Novice program welcomes all potential athletes that want to dedicate time and energy to learning the basic skills of sculling and sweep rowing. The Elite Junior program requires a significant commitment from athletes and their parents. Our coach to athlete ratio is by far the lowest in the region and thus allows each rower to improve his or her rowing technique and speed at a faster pace then might otherwise be possible elsewhere.

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