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. 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. Scroll down for info about how to sign up for team communications. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
HIGH SCHOOL ROWING – Open to eligible high school age students in the Grand Haven / Spring Lake area. Practices begin August 22 and will be MTWR from 4:30 – 6:30 and Sat 9-12. Location is behind Spring Lake Middle School at the SL/GH Rowing site on the Grand River. Cost is $250 and does not include travel expenses. Fall Regattas will be October 2, 2022 at Fountain Point – Lake Leelanau and October 15, 2022 at Forest Hills Eastern – Grand Rapids. Other events TBD.
Please follow the links to register online and the other link to pay online. You may use the contact form at the bottom of this page to contact the team with any questions.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ROWING – Open to 7th and 8th graders in the SL/GH areas. No prior experience required. Learn to row format. Coach is Sophie Davis – rowing alum. Practices begin after Labor Day and will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:45 pm at the riverfront access behind the SLMS. Wear tight fitting clothes. Bring rain jackets and water bottles. Cost is $100 for the season and does not include travel expenses. There will be at least one regatta in the season. Most likely October 2 at Fountain Point, Lake Leelanau – subject to change – TBD.
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)
- Vacancy – Treasurer
- Jeff Pipp – Member at Large and Substitute Coach (MSU Rowing Alumni)
- Rachel Twa – Member at Large
- Nancy Kucks – Member at Large
- Emma Boersen – Grand Haven Varsity / JV Coach (EMU Rowing Alumni)
- Daniel Winter – Spring Lake Varsity / JV Coach (GVSU Rowing Alumni)
If you would like more information, please email the team: