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. 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. 

States 2022

winter training

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING – Indoor Winter Training / Athletic Conditioning – Open to any high school student in the Spring Lake and Grand Haven areas. Open to athletes who compete in other spring or fall sports as a great off-season cross-training / conditioning opportunity. Open to all prior rowers and anyone interested in becoming a rower.

Begins January 30, 2023 and ends March 23, 2023 (8 weeks)

Practices are: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 to 10:00 AM.

Training Location: 15549 Cleveland Street, Spring Lake (formerly Bell’s 104 – next to Admiral and Orchard Market)

Cost: $50 / month or $100 / season

New rower special – only $25 for the first month! This is for any athlete who hasn’t been on the high school rowing team before.

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.

There may be an opportunity to compete at local indoor rowing machine competitions verses other high school athletes. Indoor Regattas are: March 4, 2023 – Hungry Eagles Sprint (select participants) and March 25, 2023 – Forest Hills Indoor Regatta

Spring Rowing Events: April 22 – Mitten Series: Huron River, April 29 – GR Invitational, May 6 – Laddie Cup – St. Mary’s, May 20 – State Championship. Other events TBD.

Team and Coaches at States 2022

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:

States 2022

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!

Frogtown Regatta 2019

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: