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 annually 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 NewsEagles enter 5 boats for State Championships
8 months of training reaches its climax this weekend when Edgewater travels to Sarasota for the 50th FSRA State Championships. As a charter memmber Edgewater has placed 5 entries in the competition - a girls pair and Freshman4, plus a boys Freshman8 and Varsity and JV 4 boats. All will race in heats and repechages on Saturday with Semifinals and Finals to follow on Sunday. 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 are continuing practices on Wednesday and Saturday until May 16. We are aiming for a Summer program to start in late July. Click the Middle School button for more details.
Edgewater Masters take commanding lead
Our adult rowing program looks to build on its State-wide standings lead for sweep rowing at the Florida Masters Regatta on Lake Fairview May 2. They have begun their Spring Season and 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 will be painted soon. We have a few more workdays to complete the job.