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.
If you haven’t already – please sign up to our team REMIND for communication during the season. This is the fastest way we are able to communicate if/when practices are changing or cancelled due to weather or other reasons. Scroll below for REMIND info…
SPRING LAKE – GRAND HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL ROWING FOR FALL 2021
Regattas: GR Rowing Association – TBD, Forest Hills Invitational – 9/25, Lake Leelenau – 10/10
Practices start August 23rd and will be: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu from 5-7 and Saturday mornings from 9-12.
Season Fees are: $200 for the season
Uniform Cost: unless the athlete already has one, a tank racing uniform will need to be purchased for regattas. More details to come.
Open to all high schoolers in the local area. Please fill out contact form at bottom of this page with any questions.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ROWING
For 7th and 8th graders. No experience required.
Begins 9/01/2021, Cost is $100, Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 PM at the River at the Middle School. If there is a middle school division at Lake Leelenau on 10/10, we will field a team to attend. If you are unsure about whether to join, you may attend a practice to see what it is like before committing to it. Bring friends! It’s fun!
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
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:
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!
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)
- Daniel Winter – Assistant Coach
- Lily Winter – Assistant Coach
If you would like more information, please email the team: