Lyman Rowing Association started in 2005 with only a handful of rowers and borrowed boats. Our first home was a small area on Lake Fairview out of an old warehouse and another local team. In 2009 our team moved to Lake Kathryn in Casselberry where Dr. and Mrs. Steven Brint graciously allowed the use of their property for 10 years. The Brints built a boathouse there for the team's use. After being displaced due to lake conditions and hurricanes, our crew had to row several times from different backyards of past rowing families and other teams' properties. Then we found a home on Lake Jesup in Sanford. This has been thanks to the generosity of Mr. Richard Mamele for allowing our team to use his property. Now in 2020, we have over 50 rowers between our middle school and high school programs, a boat inventory of 9 boats, and hundreds of alumni rowers and families.
For 15 years, we have had an "erg room" at Lyman High School to keep our ergometers (rowing machines) and workout equipment. Like all good things our time with a room at Lyman HS is coming to an end. Our time as Lyman is still strong; however, due to renovations to the school our erg room will be demolished at the beginning of the summer of 2021. That means we are in need of a new home. As we brainstormed some different ideas, we knew what we needed to do. It is time to build a boathouse! This is no easy undertaking. We know there are many obstacles in front of us, but we are ready for the challenge.
As you can imagine, part of our challenge will be funding for our new home. That's where we need your help! Please show your support to the future of rowing in Seminole County by donating to helping Lyman Rowing Association build a boathouse.
We will continue to send you updates throughout the project and look forward to the day for you to come and tour our new facilities.
Whether you are an alumni rower, alumni family member, or friend of Lyman Rowing Association, your support continues a legacy that started 15 years ago and will continue on for may years to come.