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 annually 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.
Latest NewsFall Schedule Announced - Miami Beach 1st destination
Our returners and novices are well into training now and our Fall racing schedule has been finalized. Our returners will make our first trip in 6 years to Miami Beach for the Head of the Indian Creek on Sunday October 12. Three weeks later we will go to Benderson Park in Sarasota for another 5K Head Race and on Novemer 8 we will race in Deland at the Stetson Hatter Rendezvous. Novices will be added to racing lineups as they progress. Click the Regattas button for links to details about these races.
Newcomers still welcome to join Crew
We have had a great turnout of new rowers this month and still have seats for more. Any Edgewater student who has not rowed before is invited to give rowing a try. Freshmen through Seniors are welcome and there is no cost to try us out for the first two weeks. There are no roster cuts, if you stay, you are on the team! Novice practices will be weekdays 3pm to 5:30pm except Wednesdays. Saturday practices are added later in Fall. Any student who needs assistance in getting a ride to the boathouse after school should email email@example.com.
Junior Eagles Fall Season underway
Coach Brian Goodwin had 2 full 8s of rowers on his first Saturday and looks forward to getting more. Students from any middle school are invited to join Junior Eagles Saturdays at 10:30am. Rowers can try one practice before signing up.
Edgewater Masters plan 3 races this Fall
Our adult rowers will follow the High School team to all 3 of Head Races mentioned above. New adults are invited to join at anytime during the year. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.
2nd Floor Completion in sight
The 2nd Floor addition of the boathouse made more strides over the summer with the Lakefront doors installed and balcony completed. The outer stairs and electrical work are all that remain to make the area usable for our students.