Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA)


The BCA Board of Directors wishes our rowing community a happy holiday season with family and friends! The highlight of the Fall season was the Pancake Regatta held this past November 4th. Hosted by the BCA at Marine Stadium was a well-attended, and fun, event with 315 athletes competing for the Queen Mary Trophy. For the novice rowers, this was their first competitive rowing event and a chance to test the skills they had learned in fall training. The team closed their season two weeks later with a strong showing at the Head of the Harbor Regatta hosted by USC.

The team is excited and ready to compete in the Spring season. Thank you to all our members and friends who have contributed time and money to help make Beach Crew a successful program!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!

Kenneth Glenn – President
Beach Crew Alumni Association

Beach Crew celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. We are proud to be one of the oldest collegiate sports at LBSU that is still active. Most of this distinction is due to the fact that the alumni of Beach Crew are a proud family. It is important to us that you keep in touch with the organization, and your crew family. The involvement and support of the alumni are the life-blood of this team. Our traditions are strong and meaningful not only to alumni but also to the current rowers and their families.

Beach Crew is excited to move forward with a more comprehensive website that will continue to evolve with updates coming to the alumni that will retain stories of lore and success. This will keep you posted on events that will be driven around embracing the alumni back into an active role in the program. We hope to include you in crew functions, days on the water with the coaches, and any other kind of gathering to help make the rowing experience a special one for the athletes as it was for you. Keep the traditions and create new experiences for the athletes that will leave a lifelong impression on them.

As of April 2016, the BCA is now an independent 501.c3 non-profit organization, while maintaining our relationship with the LBSU 49er Foundation.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA) is to enhance the rowing program at Long Beach State, provide scholarship opportunities to student-athletes, and maintain the relationship with alumni to extend the involvement of the program.

The Beach Crew Alumni Association is open to all rowers, men, and women, who have rowed with the university through at least one season regardless of the level of competition.

The BCA Board of Directors

The Beach Crew Alumni Association is made up of volunteers across several decades of Beach Crew rowers, coaches, and campus staff. Members below can be contacted at the contact page.

The Board of Directors

Ken Glenn LBSU Beach Crew Alumni

Kenneth Glenn
(’71), President

Neil Swaigler ('69), Treasurer

Neil Swaigler
(’69), Treasurer

John ODonnellJohn O’Donnell
(’74) Boatmaster

Dave Straley ('70) at-large

Dave Straley
(’70) at-large

Dave Chaffee ('69), at-large

Dave Chaffee
(’69), at-large

Wolfram Thiele ('93) at-large

Wolfram Thiele
(’93) at-large

Scott Charette ('91) at-large

Scott Charette
(’91) at-large

Gary Barton

Gary Barton
(’67) at-large

Michelle MoweryMichelle Mowery
(’81) at-large

Ex-officio Members
(as designated by by-laws or BOD)

Brian Coriaty
Student Life & Development Adviser, CSULB

John O’Donnell (’74)

Special Committees

Gary Barton
Chairmen – Recruiting Committee