History of Long Beach State Rowing, Beach Crew

The Very First Long Beach State Rowing Team

History of Long Beach State Rowing

Long Beach State Rowing, affectionately known as “Beach Crew”, has a rich history dating back to its official founding in the fall of 1957. As one of the campus’s oldest and most enduring collegiate sports, Beach Crew. continues to thrive today. Let’s delve into some of the significant events that have shaped its legacy:

  1. Founding by Bill Lockyer and Ludwig Spolyar (1957): The inception of Beach Crew was marked by the vision and dedication of Bill Lockyer and Ludwig Spolyar. Their commitment laid the foundation for decades of rowing excellence.
  1. Loyal Community Support: The sustained success of Beach Crew owes much to the unwavering support of friends, family, and dedicated alumni. Their contributions have kept the institution alive and vibrant.
  1. Decades of Achievement: Over the years, Beach Crew has achieved remarkable milestones, both on and off the water. From intense training sessions to thrilling regattas, the rowers have exemplified teamwork, discipline, and determination.
  1. Legacy and Continuity: Beach Crew’s legacy endures through generations of rowers who have donned the black and gold. Their commitment to the sport and their university has left an indelible mark.

As Beach Crew continues to navigate the currents of time, it remains a testament to the power of athletic camaraderie and the pursuit of excellence.