The Berkeley High women’s varsity crew team heads down the gangway at Jack London Aquatic Center.

Berkeley High Crew is the rowing team at Berkeley High School.  We are committed to building a strong community of families and supporting the personal, athletic, and academic excellence of all athletes. We strive to compete at the highest level while ensuring that rowing is accessible to all students. The team rows at the Jack London Aquatic Center in Oakland, CA. 

The team is open to all Berkeley High students.

Current students can learn how to get involved on our Row for BHS page.  Middle school students are encouraged to participate in one of our Summer Learn-to-Row camps.

Rowing is a highly demanding and fulfilling sport. From the individual it requires a unique combination of endurance, strength, and skill, while only teams with a shared commitment and sense of purpose are able to maximize their potential.

Top-ranked public and private colleges and universities throughout the country continue to recruit Berkeley High rowers and coxswains to their schools and our alumni consistently succeed in college, both on and off the water.

The team is supported by Berkeley Crew, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of competitive rowing for all young men and women at Berkeley High School. Learn more on our Board page.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Berkeley High Crew as seen in the Daily Jacket, April 25th, 1973

Berkeley High Crew has been continuously active since the 1967-68 season, although Berkeley High students have rowed off-and-on since the early 1900s.  Berkeley High Crew is the oldest continuously operating youth rowing program in Northern California and is the only varsity public high school rowing team on the West Coast.