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 NewsGirls win Bronze at Indian Creek
We took our returning rowers to Miami Beach for the Head of the Indian Creek and came back with Bronze medals earned by the Girls4. Many of the boys rowed in 2 races and did well in their first time together. Our next race is in DeLand on November 8 which will feature returning and novice rowers. Click the Regattas button for links to the results and photo from the regatta.
Newcomers still welcome to join Crew
We have had a great turnout of new rowers this season 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 with Saturday mornings now added to prepare for racing. 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 has 2 dozen middle school students rowing on Saturday morning and we have added a coach to help with these numbers. Students from any middle school are invited to join Junior Eagles Saturdays at 10:30am. Rowers can try one practice before signing up. Fall practices will continue to November 15.
Edgewater Masters win 1st 2 Fall races
Our adult rowers followed the High School team to Indian Creek and won 2 Gold medals in the events they entered to wrap up their Late Summer Season. Their Fall Season begins October 14 and 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.