The Lake Brantley Rowing Association provides an opportunity for young men and women to participate in the great sport of rowing. One of Florida’s premiere high school rowing programs, the club is organized as a Florida not for profit corporation and is an officially recognized club at Lake Brantley High School.
Lake Brantley Rowing Association began with a Lake Brantley student’s English paper about their dream of having a rowing team at the school. The teacher, Joy Davis, was so moved by the paper, she and several students began holding meetings for Lake Brantley’s rowing club in October 1988.
During LBRA’s 25 years, we have moved our practice locations, accumulated a great fleet of shells, sent many students to college on rowing and academic scholarships and won several state and national titles. Our first team state title was earned in 2003, and we won that title again in 2011. In 2008, the John McLain – LBRA Legacy Boathouse was opened, giving Lake Brantley Rowing a permanent home on Lake Fairview in Orlando.
LBRA competes in regattas throughout Orlando and the state of Florida, and also travels out of state for regattas during both the fall and spring seasons, including the Head of the Hooch and Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championships. We practice out of the John McLain – Legacy LBRA Boathouse on beautiful Lake Fairview in Orlando.
Lake Brantley placed first overall at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association’s 2003 and 2011 State Championship Regatta and has produced champion boat crews at both the state and national levels. Most recently, our girls’ Junior 8+ won the State Championship title in April, 2014.
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