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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... 

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... 

5-Year Chase Boat Conversion Project Finishes Off With The Arrival of the Nancy Jezak ’73

In the Fall racing season of 2009, Beach Crew was hit with an unfortunate problem. Initially addressed in a 2010 report to the Beach Crew Alumni Association and friends, the coaching staff was put in... 

Megan Smith Named Long Beach State Women’s Rowing Asst. Coach

July 7, 2014 Follow @LBSUrowing Long Beach, Calif. - Megan Smith (“Smitty”) has been named the new assistant women’s rowing coach at Long Beach State, as announced by head coach Ian Simpson... 

Long Beach Finishes Season With Silver and Bronze Medals at WIRA

By Ariana Gastelum Women’s Varsity Member Contributing Writer After a competitive season, the Long Beach State Rowing Team walked away from the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championship... 

CSULB Partners with Livestream’s Rowing Channel

In a massive effort by Southern California colleges and the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA), CSU Long Beach has joined the efforts of The Rowing Channel (TRC) consortium to bring live webcasts... 

Beach Makes Comeback at Chapman Invitational

  By Ariana Gastelum Women’s Varsity Member Contributing Writer The Long Beach State Rowing Team (Beach Crew) varsity and novice women finished first in their 2,000-meter races with the same time... 

Beach Battles Wind at San Diego Crew Classic, Prepares for Championships

By Ariana Gastelum Women’s Varsity Member Contributing Writer The Long Beach State Rowing Team (Beach Crew) powered through their 2,000-meter races in harsh winds at the San Diego Crew Classic... 

1974 LW’s Celebrate 40th Anniversary at Crew Classic

Join us this weekend as Long Beach State competes against many crews from around the nation (and the world) at the 41st Annual San Diego Crew Classic. Racing is up to eight lanes this year across in Mission... 

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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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