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…


Dates: August 16 -19, 2021

Time: 8 am – noon consisting of two sessions each morning and snack break. Snacks included.

Head Instructor: Dan Martin GVSU Head Rowing Coach

Assistants: current GVSU rowers

Focus: Sweep rowing technique (4s and 8s)

Open to all rowers regardless of ability, but boats will be broken into groups of similarly skilled rowers

Cost: $140 to Spring Lake/Grand Haven team members for Fall 2021/$180 for non-team members

Open to Middle School students with prior experience.

Student athletes will not be allowed to share water bottles, each athlete must have their own water bottle. Wear tight fitting athletic apparel. We will row in light rain, dress for the day.



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 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)
  • Daniel Winter – Assistant Coach
  • Lily Winter – Assistant Coach

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