Edgewater 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 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 News

Four Boats medal at Districts
The City Championships regatta expanded to a District event with 10 teams involved, and 4 Edgewater boats claimed medals in the dress rehearsal for States later this month. The boys Freshman4 and Lightweight4 took gold while the Junior4 and Mens Pair won silvers.

Home scrimmage added for April 12
We will have some informal scrimmage races with Boone Crew this Saturday as the State Championship regatta awaits 2 weeks later. There are no official prizes on the line, just some casual racing to improve form and power.

2nd Floor Raised, More Work Awaits
Dozens of volunteers installed the 2nd floor space and a set of doors at the boathouse March 22, adding 1440 sq ft of floor space. The lakefront doors and balcony are next on a date to be determined.

Junior Eagles race with 18 other boats at Districts
Our Middle School program raced as separate boys and girls boats at Districts for the first time, posting 4th place finishes in each of their events. Plans are about to be announced for Summer activities in June and July. Select the Middle School button for more details.

Masters entries each win medals at OARS
Edgewater Masters entered 7 boats in 5 races at the OARS Masters Regatta and collected 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. 20 different rowers ranging from ages 22 to 62 took part in the day's successful run. The Masters program is now in its Spring Season and will race next at home on May 3.


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