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 NewsRacing begins February 11 Edgewater starts the Sprint racing season with a trip to the Novice Regatta on Turkey Lake Saturday February 11. More than 20 teams from around the State will enter boats which are limited to rowers in their 1st year of racing. Regattas follow in 7 of the following 9 weeks preparing for the State Championships at the end of April.
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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 underway
Our next middle school season includes practices on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. They will conclude the current season with races at Lake Fairview on Saturday March 18. Boys and girls from any middle school are invited to join and online registration is open. Click on the Middle School button for more details.
Edgewater Masters training for local and national races
Our adult rowing program started the year strong and has set a goal to compete at USRowing Masters Nationals in August. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.