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Gruenberg Cup and the Newport Regatta (3/3/18 & 3/11/18)

Greetings friends and family of Beach Crew, it has been a long winter of training for the Beach Crew, and spring season is upon us! The first official regatta of the season occurred on March 3rd at the... 

Seasons Greetings from the BCA Board of Directors

Dear Beach Crew Alumni and Friends of Long Beach State Rowing: As we approach this time of year, we want to give thanks to our community of support, both on and off the water. 2017 brought us continued... 

Ballona Creek Grand Prix (Marina Del Rey, 12/02/17)

L-shaped Course After a relaxing and well-earned Thanksgiving week off, Long Beach Men’s Rowing team participated in another regatta the weekend after they returned from break. Hosted by UCLA’s... 

Doubleheader Regatta Weekend (Newport and Head of the Harbor: 11/18/17-11/19/17)

It has been a long weekend for the Beach Crew. Starting Saturday morning (or rather Friday night), the rowers of Beach Crew had to prepare for the upcoming regattas this weekend: the Newport Regatta and... 

San Diego Fall Classic 2017 (11/12/17)

Held every Fall on the waters of Mission Bay, this year’s San Diego Fall Classic Regatta took place the last weekend on November 12th, 2017 (11/12/17). The weather was chillier than the city of Long... 

Naples Island Collegiate Rowing Challenge: The Pancake Regatta

Known to the locals as the “Pancake Regatta”,  the fourth annual Naples Island Collegiate Rowing Challenge took place on 11/04/17  on home turf (Pete Archer Boat House). The Naples Island... 

The Most Ordinary Regatta: Bay Series (October, 2017)

  As many already know the Pete Archer Boat House is home to rowers from a multitude of different backgrounds. From the Junior crews all the way to the ex-Olympic Masters, the boathouse exudes an... 

A Decade of Service: a message from the Director of Outreach

Dear Friends, Families, and Alumni, It has been almost ten years since the Beach Crew Alumni Association’s (BCA) formation took place in October 2008. About 80 people were in attendance. I was going... 

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... 

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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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