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 NewsIn the Mix at Stetson
Nearly all of our rowers got in a race at the Stetson Fall Rendezvous on Lake Beresford and many of our entries finished in the top third of their event's field. The highest finish of he day was posted by the Girls Novice4 boat which finished third. Many of the boys rowed in 2 races and did well in their first time together. Click the Regattas button for links to the results and photos from the regatta.
Newcomers still welcome to join Crew
As Fall sports teams end their seasons at EHS, Edgewater Crew provides a place for athletes to continue in sports the rest of the school year. Any Edgewater student who has not rowed before is invited to give rowing a try. Freshmen through Seniors are welcome and there is no cost to try us out for the first two weeks. There are no roster cuts, if you stay, you are on the team! Novice practices will be weekdays 3pm to 5:30pm except Wednesdays with Saturday mornings now added to prepare for racing. Any student who needs assistance in getting a ride to the boathouse after school should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Eagles wrap Fall Season
Our Middle School program finishes its Saturday morning practice sessions on November 15 and may get a race against other boats. We will start our 2015 season in late January; students from any middle school are invited to join Junior Eagles Saturdays at 10:30am. Rowers can try one practice before signing up.
Edgewater Masters win at Stetson
Our adult rowers entered 5 races at the Stetson Head Race and came home with 2 1st Places and 3 seconds. With the Fall success the team took a lead in the FMRA Sweep standings and looks to stay there in the Spring. Click on the MASTERS button for more details.
2nd Floor Completion in sight
The 2nd Floor addition of the boathouse made more strides over the summer with the Lakefront doors installed and balcony completed. The outer stairs and electrical work are all that remain to make the area usable for our students.