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

Practice Underway, Schedule Published, Open House Saturday We began training for our 55th season of competition after school on Tuesday August 15 with most of last years rowers ready to go. The racing schedule has been posted which includes 3 Fall dates for Head Races. First practice for new rowers has been pushed to Tuesday August 22 after school due to the Solar Eclipse. Practice will continue on weekdays except for Wednesdays and Saturday mornings at 8am. An Open House for prospective new rowers and parents will be held at the Kamrad Boathouse from 9-11am on Saturday August 19.

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 August 19
Registration for our Fall middle school season is now open online. We start Saturday August 19 and continue for 12 weeks on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Click on the Middle School button for more details.

Edgewater Masters wins State title
Our adult rowing program concluded the annual FMRA state series with the Mens8 boat winning season championship after its 4th straight regatta victory. Masters practices continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings into the Fall. Click on the Masters button for details. Adults of any age and experience level are welcome to join.


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