Edgewater Crew stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 53 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

Boys Junior8 Wins State Championship Edgewater's Boys Junior8 boat posted victories in their qualifying heat and Grand Final to capture both the Scholastic and Youth State Championship trophies at the FSRA Sweep Championships in Sarasota. It was the first title for an 8man Eagle boat in 7 years. 5 other boats represented EHS at States with the Boys Light4 making its Grand Final while the Girls Freshman8 and Junior8 boats posted 3rd place finishes among scholastic teams.

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Boys get to Stotesbury Semis
The state champion Junior8 boat traveled to Philadelphia to compete with the nation's best in the Stotesbury Cup. The Eagles advanced to the semifinal round with a 9th fastest time out of 52 entries in the time trials. The boys then posted their best time of the season but finished in 4th place in their semifinal round to close their season.


Junior Eagles start back in August
Our Fall middle school season is in the planning phase. Our starting date is tentatively set for August 19 and news on registration will be forthcoming. Click on the Middle School button for more details.

Edgewater Masters leading the field
Our adult rowing program won more medals at the Sunshine State Games in June the Mens8 extended their winning streak and look to claim the State title at the Halifax Regatta in Daytona Beach. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at any time of the year. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.


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