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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... 

New Men’s Head Coach: Anthony Chacon

Photo by Matthew Maliglig By Ariana Gastelum Publicity Manager Women’s Team President With 11 years of experience in NCAA collegiate, club collegiate and Masters competitive programs, Anthony Chacon... 

Remembering Joan Lind Van Blom (1952-2015)

Friday, August 28, 2015 UPDATED: September 7, 2015 11:47PM PDT By: Brandin Grams (’10, B.S., business) Director of Outreach, Beach Crew Alumni Association CSU Long Beach 49er Foundation Photo Credits:... 

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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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