Community wellness through rowing

The Grand Rapids Rowing Club is an adult member-owned club. As a club, we offer programming for new adult rowers, competitive rowers, and high school club rowers. For high school rowers, see Junior Programs. Membership is required for Adult Recreation and Masters programs. Membership is not required for 100-, 200- and 300-level classes.

Membership Application


Membership Benefits

Members enjoy a wide variety of competitive and recreational opportunities, as well as several social events throughout the year.
  • Rowing privileges (for Individual, Family, Pair, and Young Adult memberships)
  • Free participation in Adult Recreational program, Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings for coached, on-water rowing from spring through late fall. 
  • Access to member-only classes and programs, such as intermediate sculling and masters competitive rowing
  • No additional cost for equipment use or access
  • Once certified by a GRRA coach, members have full access to the boathouse, including a wide assortment of club shells to use as often as you wish (subject to club policies)
  • Discounts on private coaching*, merchandise, workshops, classes**, regatta fees, and rowing programs offered by the club
  • Access to rack storage for private shells ($150 indoor for 1x/2x, $300 indoor for 4+/4x/8+, $75 outdoor annually)
  • 15% discount at Mill Creek Tavern and a 15% discount on food at Vitale's of Comstock Park
  • Full access to website and club communications
  • Ability to hold board positions

*Membership does not include private coaching. Group coaching is available during Adult Recreation, which is included in your membership, on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
**Membership does not include class fees. However, members receive a discount on classes.

Membership Obligations

Members are required to support the organization through the many service opportunities and boathouse duties. We strongly encourage you to support the club in these activities.
  • Dock-in/Dock-out days
  • Hosted regattas
  • Learn-to-Row days
  • Boathouse, grounds, shell, equipment and dock maintenance
  • Fundraisers
  • Equipment Fund - $50/year payment or fundraising efforts

Membership Signatures and Payments

Memberships run from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. If a new member joins during the rowing season (after May 1) his/her membership fee is prorated for that year. Payment is requested when you join, and can be made online*. A better choice would be to select "Invoice me" when registering, and simply send a check to the club or place in the boathouse dropbox. *Paying by check saves the club online fees. 

Grand Rapids Rowing Association
PO Box 3189
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Club Rules and Procedures

USRowing Safety Video

Rowing Waiver

Water Temperature Waiver (GREEN Certified only)

Not ready to join yet?

Be sure to to attend any of our FREE Learn-to-Row days or attend a class. Also, non-members and social members can row up to twice per calendar year as a guest of a member. We hope you decide to join us!

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GRRA is a member of

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