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 NewsPractice Starts August 25
Training for our 52nd consecutive season of racing began Monday August 25 for returning rowers. The practice schedule for the Fall will have Wednesdays off for rowers to devote to other activities while practicing 3-5:30 on the other weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings from 8am-1030am. Online Registration is open and and needs to be completed for each returning rower.
Newcomers begin training September 2
All Edgewater students who have not rowed before are invited to give rowing a try when practice for Novices begins Tuesday September 2 at 3pm. 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. Saturday practices are added later in the school year. Any student who needs assistance in getting a ride to the boathouse after school should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Eagles Fall Season starts September 6
Students from any middle school are invited to join Junior Eagles when it begins its Fall Season on Saturday September 6 at 10:30am and continue for 10 weeks into November. We welcome Brian Goodwin back as our coach to lead newcomers and returners.
Edgewater Masters win at Halifax and start a new season
Our adult rowers had a successful Summer capped off by 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals at the Halifax Regatta in Daytona Beach on July 26. The next season has begun and 31 rowers have signed up. We are aiming to enter 3 Head Races in October and November.
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 when practice begins.