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LBS Women Medal at WIRA for 4th Year in a Row!

Photo cred: Mike Modlin. Womens Pair Penny Gallardo and Megan DeVore holding their silver medals WIRA is the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association. For west coast collegiate club rowing, this is typically... 

San Diego Crew Classic 2017

Photo by Dylan Widjaja By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower For most of the rowing community across the US, San Diego Crew Classic marks the start of racing season. Many of the mid west and east coast... 

Women’s V4+ Wins Gold in Newport

Stern pair Destanie(right) and Penny(left) bringing their shell in after the race Photos by Faii Athiprayoon By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower I was driving down PCH en route to the Orange Coast... 

Strong Outings from Competitors too much for LBS Rowing at Newport Regatta

  Photo and video by Faii Athiprayoon By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower. The 52nd annual Newport Regatta had a similar feel to the Newport Chase that was fogged out back in the fall. A 30... 

Gruenberg Cup 2017

 All Photos by Jasmine McGill AC Chacon Men’s Varsity Coach The Gruenberg Cup 2/26/2017 San Diego State University hosted today’s Gruenberg Cup on Mission Bay in San Diego. USC, SDSU, and Long... 

Seasons Greetings from the BCA Board of Directors

Above: The lights of Naples Canal – Photo credit: John Van Blom   Dear Beach Crew Alumni and Friends of Long Beach State Rowing: It’s that time again where we want to express our gratitude... 

Head of the Harbor Wraps up Fall Season

Photo by Hope Wilkinson. USS Iowa towering over LBS Varsity 8A By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower Larger than life container ships less than 100 yards to my left. The Vincent Thomas Bridge staring... 

John Cashman Boat Dedication at NICRC

By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower SoCal sunshine in November, oarsmen and women pulling their hearts out on the water, endless pancakes, gold medals, The Queen Mary Trophy, and champagne being... 

Novice Men and Women Have a Good Showing at San Diego Fall Classic

Men’s novice four (left to right; Ehab Elrashidy, Taylor Grant Froehlich, Rocket Romano, Chris Innes, JD Nogueda) photo credit: AC Chacon By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower It was a good day... 

Newport Chase… The fog Regatta

CSULB Novice Women beach launching for their race before it was canceled. Photo by Jasmine McGill By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity Rower Saturday November 5 was the start of a 3 week, 4 Regatta stretch... 

Head Race Season is Back!

Photo by Jasmine McGill 10 October 2016 By Sean McCrea Men’s Varsity rower After a long hiatus over the summer, Long Beach State (LBS) rowing is back. The women and men took to the water on Sunday the... 

Long Beach Wraps Up 2015-2016 Season With Multiple Wins

Coach Ian Simpson, Rikki Oden, Zaena Guest, coxswain Sarah Dresser, Emily Seierson and Jayne Goodwin achieved gold medals at the American Collegiate Rowing Association in Gainesville, Georgia. (Photo courtesy... 

San Diego Crew Classic “The Racing Season Starts Here”

Join us this weekend as Long Beach State competes with many crews from around the nation at the 43nd Annual San Diego Crew Classic. Racing is up to eight lanes across Mission Bay, with heats beginning... 

Seasons Greetings from the BCA Board of Directors

Dear Beach Crew Alumni and Friends of Long Beach State Rowing: As 2015 draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to all of our alums, parents, and friends who make our efforts possible. This... 

World Famous Stämpfli 24x Express Coming to Long Beach 12/13/15

The world’s longest racing shell is on its way to the Long Beach Marine Stadium on Sunday, December 13, to fundraise for the Joan Lind Van Blom Women’s Sculling Endowment. This is a once in... 

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Welcome to BEACHCREW.ORG, the home of the 49’er Men’s and Women’s Rowing Teams at California State University, Long Beach.

Beach Crew is a recognized competitive club sport of CSULB. Being distinguished by professional leadership and coaching, Beach Crew offers students the opportunity to explore and expand their capabilities by participating in a competitive sport as representatives of their university. Participation in competitive college athletics builds character by developing values of teamwork, commitment, self-sacrifice, discipline, and achievement and reinforces the university’s core values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship while providing students with a healthy balance of their academic pursuits.

The team’s season begins in September and runs through May. The team races against many NCAA schools, traveling to San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, and Philadelphia. We are a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) and the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA). All participants must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to officially compete.

Rowing is open to all CSULB registered students. No experience is necessary, however all participants must be full-time, matriculated, students with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and a full-time schedule of academic units.

For over 50 years, Beach Crew has been changing the lives of students through hard-work and personal development that will last a lifetime. As quoted by former CSULB President, Dr. Robert C. Maxon, we invite students to partake in his vision of student involvement: “If the only thing you do in college is go to class, then you have not had the full college experience.”


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