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 occasioally 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 NewsSummer Crew starts June 9
Our Summer Crew program starts Tuesday June 9 and runs until August 8 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 10:30. Returning rowers and newcomers entering 9th-12th grades this are invited to attend. Cost is $280 for the full session - students take off dates as their Summer schedule dictates. This is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to get a head start on learning how to row and building a set of friends before school starts. Newcomers are welcome to attend a sesson and observe for a week at no obligation. Click on the SIGN UP NOW button to register.
JV4 Wins State Titles
8 months of training reached its climax in Sarasota the weekend of April 25, and Edgewater came home with the Boys JV4 Scholastic and Youth trophies after open water wins in the opening and final rounds. The Girls Pair and Boys Varsity4 each made the Grand Final in their events, finishing 6th and 4th respectively among all teams and 2nd in scholastic teams. Our Freshman were also racing with the boys8 and girls4 making the Petite Finals. Results and Photos from all regattas are accessible on the Regattas and Photos pages of this website.
Junior Eagles wrap up school year
Our Junior Eagles middle school program raced in 4 regattas this Spring and will reconvene in late July with practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Click the Middle School button for more details.
Edgewater Masters extend their lead
Our adult rowing program built on its State-wide standings lead for sweep rowing at the Florida Masters Regatta on Lake Fairview May 2. Adult rowers scored 4 Golds, 3 Silvers, and 4 Bronze medals on the day. 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; red siding is going up over the gables and the balcony and stairs are in the process of getting painted. We have a few more workdays to complete the job.