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 NewsFirst Head Race cancelled Issues arising from Hurricane Matthew forced cancellation of the Leader of the Lake 5K race in Clermont and the rescheduled homecoming festivities have led to the removal of The GatorHead Regatta in Gainesville on October 22. Practices continue on weekdays except for Wednesdays, and on Saturday mornings. Returning rowers will race at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga on November 5. Newcomers are still welcome to join.
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2016 Sprint Season Wrapup
Edgewater finished the season with 5 entries at the State Sweep Championships. The Boys Pair won the Petite Final and was the 2nd place scholastic team boat overall, and the Boys Freshman4 also finished 2nd among scholastic teams. The Girls Freshman4 made the Grand Final and just missed a medal by finishing 4th, again with only one scholastic team ahead of it. The Girls Junior4 made it to a repechage in a crowded field but narrowly missed getting to the semifinal round. Some of our top Freshman joined returners to form a Junior8 boat that went to the Grand Final but fell short of a medal finishing fourth.
Junior Eagles Fall season
Our middle school program is underway and runs to November 19 with Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon sessions. 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 continues training
Our adult rowing program continues training in the Fall with Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.