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.

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)
  • Matt Herbert – Varsity / JV Coach ( U of M Rowing Alumni)

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – AUGUST 2019

We will be hosting a High School Camp for all levels of ability.

We will be teaching beginners “Learn to Row”. We will offer “Advanced Rowing” lessons for returners.

  • Camp Dates/Times:  August 19 – 22, 2019 Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to Noon
  • Location: SL Middle School Grand River Access behind soccer field
  • Cost:  $100 per camper
  • What to bring:  running shoes, tight fitting clothes (spandex pants / shorts are best), towel, change of clothes, rain jacket, water bottle, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses

Click here to register for Summer Camp

Click here to pay for Summer Camp

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING – FALL 2019
Fall practices will begin August 26th and will be conducted Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7 PM daily.  Friday practices from 3 – 5 except for when there’s a home football game.  Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon practices – will be announced. Not many Saturdays are available due to youth football home games or away regattas. Plan on practice for Sat 9/07 from 9 – noon, other dates to be announced. No practice on Labor Day Weekend or on Labor Day.
Fall Participation Fees will be $225 and are due by Sep 1 or may be paid in two installments on Sep 1 and Oct 1. The season will run through the end of Oct.
Fall regattas are still TBD.  Potential regattas:
Sep 28 – Frogtown, Toledo, OH
Oct 05 – Head of the Eagle, Indy, IN
Oct 13 – Leelanau Chase, Lake Leelanau, TC, MI
Oct 19 or 26 – Possible Scrimmage at Northville, GR, MI
TBD – Scrimmage in the Grand Haven Channel
The Laddy Cup, Orchard Lake, St. Mary’s Prep Spring 2018

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:

Our middle school future rowers! Spring 2018

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.

OUR SPONSORS:

Commander ($1,000 – $4,999)
Saunders Winter McNeil, PLLC

Coxswain ($500 – $999)
F. Martin & Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
The Geschiere Family
Kyle Verplank
Midge Verplank
John & Kim Zevalkink

Stroke ($250 – $499)
Fredricks Design
Tony Gage
Bari Johnson
R-House-Sharon Reyers
Kevin Rich
Shoreline Insurance Agency, Inc.
Rob & Linda Torrey
Tad Welch
Tony & Monica Verplank

Sweep ($150 – $249)
Automatic Spring – Steve Moreland
Sharon Bedford
The Betts Family
Nels & Kathy Eisenga
Gretchen Garrison
Steve and Tami Harvey
State Farm – Doug Heins
Brian Humphrey Agency LLC
Rich & Pam Kramer / Muskegon Community Foundation
Frank & Sandy Mercurio
Orchard Market
West Michigan Roofing & Construction

Friend of Rowing (up to $149)
The Addison Family
Jeff & Sydney Alward
The Thomas Garrison Family
Jean Harms
Lake MI Endodontics – Patrick & Alissa Mullally
Terry Nash
Les & Jean Sharp
Ed & Julie Sherman
James N. Smith Revocable Trust
Clifford Taylor

 

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

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