Community wellness through rowing


Masters Recreational or Club rowing focuses largely on providing members a solid aerobic workout, honing rowing technique, and creating a positive social environment with other rowers. Limited time is devoted toward competition at regattas. Rowers unable to participate in the competitive program but wishing to race may consider forming independent crews with other certified rowers.

Fall Schedule

 Wednesdays  Saturdays
  5:45 - 8:00pm 5:45 - 8:00pm  8 - 10 am
   Technical/Drills Power/Pieces

Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early to stretch out and be ready to go!

** Saturday times are 7:00 am to 9:00 am on Learn to Row Days.

Starts: Monday, April 18 (weather permitting)
Ends: Fall Dock Out; November 12 (tentative)
Holidays: Open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day
Cancellations: Join Slack and our Facebook group, for changes and cancellations.  


All GRRA members are considered club (recreational) rowers. There are no additional fees to row. Adult club rowing is included with Individual, Pair, Family, Young Adult and Coxswain memberships at no additional cost.

See you at the boathouse!

Intermediate Fall 2022

If there is enough interest in our 2022 club membership, we will bring back our Intermediate Class this fall. This is for rowers who would like the challenge of competition, but can't make the commitment that is required of competitive. It is definitely for those who want this exact level of competition or for those who may need to build some skill and stamina for competitive. Participants in this program will have two dedicated practices per week, but are encouraged to row with the Club Team at their scheduled times, as well. Coached practices will concentrate on honing foundational skills, building speed and stamina, and having a great time on and off the water. The Intermediate Team will compete in Michigan regattas; this fall they will be going to Traverse City, Lake Leelanau, and competing in our own Fall Classic and Boo-gatta. See the Masters Recreational page for more details. 


Tuesdays: 5:45 - 7:30pm and Saturdays: 7 - 9am



Cost: $70

Registration will open as we near fall season.

Upcoming Events

  • 16 Aug 2022 6:00 PM Grand Rapids Rowing Boathouse: 291 North Park Street
  • 29 Aug 2022 5:30 PM GRRA Boathouse 291 North Park NE Grand Rapids, MI 49544
  • 20 Sep 2022 6:00 PM Grand Rapids Rowing Boathouse: 291 North Park Street
  • 18 Oct 2022 6:00 PM Grand Rapids Rowing Boathouse: 291 North Park Street
  • 15 Nov 2022 6:00 PM North Pointe Christian, 540 Russwood NE 49505
Adult Mixed Eight



  • Club rules require that all non-certified rowers be accompanied by a safety launch containing enough life jackets for the largest crew on the water.
  • A coach may not be present at all adult recreation sessions. When a coach is not present, a certified member must provide safety launch duties.
  • Wishing to become a certified rower? Click here to find out more. 

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