WelcomeEdgewater Crew stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 51 years ago by EHS teacher Dennis Kamrad, we have trained athletes to lead their peers both on and off the water compiling a long tradition of excellence in rowing, scholarship and citizenship.
We compete with more than 40 other school and club programs in Florida, and occasioally venture out of state to race teams on a regional and national scale. Some of our athletes have gone on to row in college, and all have been served well in their adult life by the lessons of dedication and teamwork that are the heart of this sport.
We invite any student who is eligible to participate in Edgewater High School athletics to give rowing a try. Boys and girls of any size are welcome and no athletic experience is required. No one is 'cut'; if a student has the determination to train, we make a place for him/her on the team to race.
Rowing operates as a club sport at the high school level; therefore our team gets no dedicated funding from the state, county or school. There is a financial obligation to participate, however we give students at least 2 weeks to try our program at no cost, and there are numerous opportunities to generate funds to offset dues and fees.
Orlando Rowing Association is a 501, (c)(3) charitable, educational, non-profit corporation made up of Edgewater Crew parents which provides all administrative, financial and logistical support to the team. ORA also conducts fundraising operations while soliciting donations and grants which are put to good use with NO administrative overhead.
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Practice Starts August 25
Training for our 53rd season of racing begins Tuesday August 25 at 3:00pm for all returners and participants from the Summer Crew program. Newcomers begin the following Monday (August 31). Click on the Calendar link of this website for a full schedule.
Junior Eagles underway
Middle school rowers have been practicing on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings which continues until November. Boys and girls at any middle school are invited to join. Click on the SIGN UP NOW button to register or come to a practice.
Edgewater Masters take Season Title
Our adult rowing program completed a dominating run at the Halifax Regatta in Daytona Beach, winning the team Sweep rowing title by a wide margin over 20 other Florida adult teams. They are now training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the next season and adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.
Boathouse Re-Dedication set for September 26
The 2nd Floor addition of the boathouse will be cermonially completed with a picnic and re-dedication ceremony on Saturday September 26. Friends and alumni are invited to join in the celebration. Details will be published soon.