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 60 x 10 foot floating dock so that we do not have to wade into the water to launch our boats. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to email the team for more information. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Middle School Camp – Learn To Row – June 10 -20, Monday thru Thursday, 3 – 5 PM at the Grand River Waterfront behind the Spring Lake Middle School. For boys and girls going into grades 6 – 8th. No experience needed. Will be coached by Varsity Coaches as well as HS and Collegiate Rowers. Cost is $100 for 16 hours of instruction.
High School Camp – Learn To Row and Advanced Rowing for returners – August – Details coming soon.
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:
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!
Commander ($1,000 – $4,999)
Saunders Winter McNeil, PLLC
Coxswain ($500 – $999)
F. Martin & Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
The Geschiere Family
John & Kim Zevalkink
Stroke ($250 – $499)
Shoreline Insurance Agency, Inc.
Rob & Linda Torrey
Tony & Monica Verplank
Sweep ($150 – $249)
Automatic Spring – Steve Moreland
The Betts Family
Nels & Kathy Eisenga
Steve and Tami Harvey
State Farm – Doug Heins
Brian Humphrey Agency LLC
Rich & Pam Kramer / Muskegon Community Foundation
Frank & Sandy Mercurio
West Michigan Roofing & Construction
Friend of Rowing (up to $149)
The Addison Family
Jeff & Sydney Alward
The Thomas Garrison Family
Lake MI Endodontics – Patrick & Alissa Mullally
Les & Jean Sharp
Ed & Julie Sherman
James N. Smith Revocable Trust
LEADERSHIP: Spring Lake Crew Club, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded to support the rowing team.
- Paul Winter – President and Coach
- Amanda Rantanen – Secretary and Substitute Coach (GVSU Rowing Alumni)
- Lesley Reed – Treasurer
- Blake Phillips – Technical Advisor
- Lesley VanLeeuwan-Vega – Publicity
- Ken Workinger – Boatman
- Alan Betts – Member at Large (GH Liaison)
- Jeff Pipp – Head Coach (MSU Rowing Alumni)
If you would like more information, please email the team: