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 NewsEagles ready for Championship Regattas
Edgewater raced in 5 regattas over a span of 5 weeks to prepare for April's District and State Championship races. The results included several medal finishes which have given Coach Brad and Coach Becky which boats will compete for championships while they fine tune the lineups and sharpen their form in the weeks ahead. Results and Photos from all regattas are accessible on the Regattas page of this website.
Junior Eagles post a win
Looking stronger with each race, our middle school program raced their third regatta of the Spring and posted a win and 2nd place on Lake Fairview and they will compete at District Championships April 4. The Novice Regatta provided some racing for our Middle School program which put 2 boats on the water with boys and girls who had practiced last Fall in addition to the last month. They recorded 2nd place finishes in their 1000 meter runs and will race at the same site on March 15. Practice continues on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings and newcomers are welcome. Click the Middle School button for more details.
Edgewater Masters take commanding lead
Our adult rowing program has moved to the top of the State-wide standings for sweep rowing after collecting 9 medals at the OARS Masters Invitational. They have begun their Spring Season and new rowers of any or no experience level are welcome to join. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.
2nd Floor Completion in sight
The 2nd Floor addition of the boathouse is nearing its finish line; the 2nd floor has lights and both outer stairways are nearly done. We have a few more workdays to complete the job.