Edgewater Crew stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 54 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 News

Girls shine at Plant Invite We had our 1st sprint races of the season in Tampa and medaled in 12 out of 17 races. The Girls had their most successful day in at least a decade, scoring 5 gold medals and picking up 2 trophies for fastest time in their event. Our novice rowers got their first taste of racing and picked up 2 bronze medals. Complete results and photos can be accessed from the link on the Regattas page.

Head Race Wrapup Edgewater had its most successful Head Race season in years this fall with 6 gold medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze spread over the Gator Head race in Gainesville and the Head of the South in Augusta GA. The Boys Varsity8 brought home a shiny Gator trophy for winning their race in Gainesville, and combined with the girls to make a Mixed8 that won the field in Georgia.

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Junior Eagles Start Jan 17
Our Middle School program will resume January 17. Newcomers from any middle school are welcome to practice on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Click on the Middle School button for details.

Edgewater Masters being trek to Worlds
Our adult rowing program begins a new season on January 2 with its most ambitious goal to date. Besides competing for State Championships over the next 7 months rowers will also be training to enter boats in the World Masters Championship Regatta in Sarasota next fall. Click on the Masters button for details. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join.


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