SL-GH CREW

ABOUT THE TEAM  Our first season was the Spring of 2015.  Rowing is a Co-Ed Club Sport with spring, fall and winter seasons.  We are a CO-OP team for Spring Lake High School and Grand Haven High School. All academically eligible high school age students in the SL and GH areas are welcome including home school students. Rowers can join whichever season works best around their other activities. Rowing is easy to learn. It mainly requires a strong work-ethic, determination and team-spirit. With the right attitude, anyone can learn to row; with perseverance, he/she can build the physical strength and ability to compete. Unlike many other sports which require elite training from a young age, rowing is something many high school athletes could easily continue to do at a collegiate level. The team rows out of Spring Lake Middle School Grand River access, south of the soccer fields and west of the football field. On the river, we have a large floating dock for dry launching. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to email the team for more information.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Coaches are: Jeff Pipp and Paul Winter. Assistant Coaches are: Mandy Boersen, Tyler Harms and Daniel Winter.

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING – WINTER 2020

Indoor Winter Training begins Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Grand Haven YMCA
Monday  5-7 PM
Wednesday  5-7 PM
Friday  3:15 – 5 PM
Saturday  9 – Noon
Cost is $50 per month to the team and $25 per month for YMCA student athlete membership.
We have one indoor Ergatta scheduled for March 21, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is the “Spring Springs Ergatta”  at Forest Hills Central Gym, Ada, MI
Register for Winter Training – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Pay for Winter Training – CLICK HERE TO PAY

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING – SPRING 2020

Tentative Regatta Schedule:

  • March 28 Spring Spring Ergatta; Ada, MI, Forest Hills Central Gym 8-2
  • April 25 Grand Rapids Invitational; Grand Rapids, MI; Riverside Park 8-3
  • May 2 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Laddie Cup; Orchard Lake, MI; St. Mary’s Boathouse 7-3
  • May 9 Kensington Regatta; Milford, MI; Northville Boathouse 9-2
  • May 16 May 19 SRAM State Championships; Grand Rapids, MI; Riverside Park 7:30-3

Register for Spring Season – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

NOTE: If you already registered for Winter, you don’t have to fill out a new form for Spring.

Pay for Spring Season – CLICK HERE TO PAY

If you are new to rowing, please see our website FAQs section under the MENU tab for general information on what to wear and bring to practice.

LOGO APPAREL: We have set up a Lands End Company Store for embroidered logo apparel to be shipped directly to you. LANDS END SL CREW COMPANY STORE

Hats / Apparel / Logo Stickers:  We sell apparel and accessories through our online store.  Click here to order and pay: SL-GH CREW ONLINE STORE

REMIND.COM We use the remind.com group text messaging app for broadcasting important quick messages to the team and parents during the season (especially helpful for location changes due to weather and for updates at regattas).  Below are the instructions on how to join the SLGH Crew group:

Fall 2019

FUNDRAISING:  Our program exists only because of generous private and corporate donations. We rely on continued support to keep the team afloat. Funds raised go towards purchasing equipment such as rowing shells, oars, rigging, shoes, speakers, life-jackets, tools, trailers, tents, motor boats, indoor rowing machines, etc. Each high school rower pays a participation fee per season to help with operating costs such as rent, insurance, fuel, mileage and coaching expenses. If you would like to make a tax deductible financial contribution to our team,you may do so using our online payment system or buy mailing a check.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

THANK YOU:  A big thank you to our generous sponsors. Without your support, we would not be able to teach the competitive sport of rowing to a new generation. Thank you!

Our floating dock on the Grand River.

LEADERSHIP: Spring Lake Crew Club, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded to support the SLHS Rowing Team and the GHHS Rowing Team.

  • Paul Winter – President and Coach
  • Amanda Rantanen – Secretary and Substitute Coach (GVSU Rowing Alumni)
  • Lesley Reed – Treasurer
  • Ken Workinger – Boatman
  • Alan Betts – Member at Large (GH Liaison)
  • Todd Kamps – Member at Large (GH Liaison)
  • Jeff Pipp – Varsity / JV Head Coach (MSU Rowing Alumni)
  • Mandy Boersen – Assistant Coach (GVSU Rowing Alumni)
  • Tyler Harms – Assistant Coach
  • Daniel Winter – Assistant Coach

 

If you would like more information, please email the team: