Welcome Edgewater Crew Alumni
You see it everywhere in crew - the friendships made in rowing have a special bond that lasts for decades. You also find that the strongest programs have support from its alumni who choose to give back to the sport in many ways. Starting with this web page, Edgewater Crew provides a number of ways for its alumni to remain in contact with each other and to assist the team in its mission to instill excellence in rowing and at school to its student members. Please sign the Guest Book in the right-hand column of this page with a little information about yourself. We look forward to hearing from you.
Orlando Rowing Association provides Alumni Memberships to Edgewater Crew graduates and their parents for only $25/school year. Alumni Members receive all membership communications, have full voting rights in ORA meetings, and can serve on the ORA Board or as a Committee Chair.
ORA Alumni members who make an annual donation to ORA are part of a tiered level of Boosters which have varying levels of benefits and recognition. Click HERE for a table of Booster level descriptions.
More than 700 alumni have 'friended' Edgewater Crew on Facebook, which is another way to keep in touch with the team and each other. You'll see regatta results as they happen as well as reconnect with teammates you haven't seen in years. Just look for EdgewaterCrew and send us a friend request!
We have been digitizing photographs from Edgewater Crew events and races of the last 50 years and now have an online location where you can view and download images at no charge. If you have old photos or slides from past years that you would like to share please contact us.
Edgewater Masters win Nationals race
Our Masters Mens8 which won a gold medal at the USRowing Masters Nationals in Sarasota had 3 alumni rowers - John Poppiliers'00 at stroke, Bill Palmer'86 at bow and Sarah Ball'09 coxing them down the course to victory. Parent Alumni Kent Mitchell and James Payne (both also former ORA Board Presidents) were also in the lineup. The Mens8 had been training together since early Spring and put in many extra hours of training to achieve their results. We have had alumni from 4 different decades come train in the program in the past 5 years and all Edgewater Crew Alumni living in the greater Orlando area are invited to take part in the Edgewater Masters program.