WelcomeEdgewater Crew stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 53 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 occasionally 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 NewsNew Year points to Sprint Season The close of the holidays brings new focus to our rowers. Wednesday practices get added, they attend a weekend camp to train and bond, and the weeks start counting down to the first race on February 11. Newcomers are still welcome to join.
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2016 Fall Season Wrapup
Edgewater entered 2 Head Races in the Fall and showed encouraging results. The first boys8 finished in the top third of the field at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga and all other boats showed improvement from the previous year. Closer to home the team bagged 4 golds and a silver at the Leader of the Lake 5K in Clermont. Our novice boys and girls got their first taste of racing and did very well.
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Junior Eagles resumes January 11
Our next middle school season will get back underway on Wednesday January 11 and continue with Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon sessions until March 18. Boys and girls from any middle school are invited to join and online registration is now open. Click on the Middle School button for more details.
Edgewater Masters starts Winter Season January 3
Our adult rowing program resumes training with Tuesday and Thursday evenings and has 3 racing dates on the schedule between now and May. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.