WelcomeEdgewater stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 50 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.
Today 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 NewsEdgewater Summer Crew Underway
Edgewater Crew rowers can improve their skills and keep in shape over the summer at the boathouse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9am-11:30, plus Saturday mornings from 8am-10:30. Returning rowers, coxes, recent graduates and entering freshmen are invited to take part. The cost for the 7 weeks is $240 which includes racing expenses at the Halifax Regatta on July 26. There will be no sessions the 1st week of July and rowers can take other weeks off as their family schedules dictate. Rowers can register online or sign up at a session. Email questions to email@example.com.
Junior Eagles Summer Sessions in June and July
Boys and Girls attending any middle school this Fall are invited to our Junior Eagles summer sessions which are now underway. Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 10:30-12:30. The June session began June 9 and runs for 3 weeks, and another 3-week session begins July 7. Registration can be done online; select the Middle School button for more details.
Masters Summer Season looking strong
Our adult rowing program is still growing on the heels of a successful Spring Season that had 28 rowers and won 7 medals the Florida Masters Regatta. Adults of all ages and experience levels are invited to join this Summer which will conclude with the Halifax Regatta in Daytona Beach on July 26. Select the Masters button for more details.
Light4 Silvers at States and 4th at Stotesbury
Edgewater rowers picked up a Silver medal at the State Championships in the Boys Lightweight4 category. The team that nudged them went on to win Gold at Scholastic Nationals. The EHS boys went on to the Stotesbury Cup regatta in Philadelphia and finished 4th in a very tight field.
2nd Floor work continues
The 2nd Floor addition of the boathouse continues with the lakeside balcony scheduled to be finished this week. Volunteer workers are welcome to contact 2ndFloor@edgewatercrew.org.