ABOUT THE TEAM In 2023, at State Competition, we took first place in Women’s Varsity Singles and in Women’s Varsity Doubles. Our GH women’s team placed 8th of 27 and 10th of 27 for team overall! Congrats to a successful Spring Season! 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.
Learn to row camp 2023
Join our 3-day novice camp to learn to row. Camp is open to incoming freshman and those with no past rowing experience.
When: July 25th – 27th, 8 am – 11 am
Where: Spring Lake Middle School – Grand River Access behind soccer fields
Cost: $100 (use link to pay)
experienced row camp 2023
GVSU Coach Troy Harding and Assistant will offer a camp for experienced High School Rowers from August 14-17, 2023 from 8 am to 12 pm each day. The level of participation and interest will determine the focus of the camp. Cost will be $140 for team members and $180 for non-team members.
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: