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Long Beach State Rowing Teams Row For Dough

Photo by Stefano Balbusso Varsity eight at Head of the American in Sacramento, Calif. last October   The Long Beach State Men’s and Women’s rowing teams (LBS Rowing) will undertake a... 

VanBlom and Whitford Receive Honors

Former coach, Bob Whitford and our 49er Hall of Fame, Joan VanBlom, receive annual awards from USRowing. September 22, 2014 USRowing takes great pride in the tradition of recognizing excellence in our... 

BCA Announces Campaign for “Olympiad” 8+

By: Ken Glenn This year the BCA in undertaking its most ambitious fundraising effort ever and we need your help! I will let our Women’s Team Coach Ian Simpson explain. The men’s and women’s... 

LBSU Athletics Announces Revised Branding, Beach Crew Follows

The sport of rowing at Long Beach State has the dis&nc&on of being among the oldest, continuous, teams on campus since its founding in 1949. We are fortunate of having a modern boathouse less... 

I Rowed, I Coxed, and I Changed My Life

Photos provided by Lorenzo Perez When the team no longer had enough coxswains for each boat, Lorenzo Perez volunteered during his first year. He later returned to compete as a varsity-light-weight rower.   By... 

Rowing Becomes a Key Venue at SmorgaSport 2014

CSULB Associated Students (ASI) kicked off another year with the annual “Week of Welcome” activities. More than 300 student clubs and organizations call CSULB home, and that number alone can be daunting... 

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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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