Community wellness through rowing

Spring 2021 Season

The modified training plan includes a variety of workouts, including erging, stretching, cardio
and core, yoga, and general fitness. As the weather allows, outdoor team workout sessions may
be scheduled. There will also be a weekly team Zoom meeting to review the training plan, goals,
technique, etc. and a virtual goal board and tracking system will be utilized.


March 22 - May 26


Varsity: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-7:45 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 - Noon

Novice: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-7:45 p.m.

All practices take place at the Grand Rapids Boathouse at 291 North Park Street NW (the entrance is shared with Greenleaf Landscaping). The first week of practice will take place on land. Weather permitting, practice will move to the river beginning the week of March 29.


April 17 - Home Race (GR Boathouse)

April  24 - Grand Rapids High School Invitational (Riverside Park)

May 8 - Home Race (GR Boathouse)

May 15 - Alumni/Family Day (GR Boathouse)

May 23 - Michigan State Championship (Riverside Park)



Payment Plan Option: $125 due by April 1, $125 due by May 3.

Cost includes all coaching, regatta entry fees, equipment transportation, boathouse expenses and insurance, equipment maintenance and repair, etc.

Any regatta travel, uniforms, and food costs are additional. The Parent Association works to coordinate those items and associated costs. Due to COVID, travel will be limited so these costs will be nominal.

There is a free trial period for new rowers March 22-March 31. Please register through the form below. You can register without completing the payment if you would like to try it out first. 


Registration is available at the link below. You can complete the registration without paying online (if you are trying it out for the first two weeks, utilizing the payment plan, or prefer to pay by check).


About Junior Rowing

Grand Rapids Junior Rowing is the Grand Rapids Rowing Association's youth program and is open to 8th - 12th grade girls and boys in the Grand Rapids area. Junior rowing develops self-confidence, promotes physical fitness, and builds teamwork.

Our team practices at the same time and travels together, but is split into two levels for training and racing, based on experience:

The novice squad is for athletes in their first year of rowing (including those who are new to the sport). The novice program focuses on developing rowing skills and preparing for races against other novice crews at local and regional regattas.

The varsity squad is for athletes with a year or more of experience and is a focused on training for local, regional, and, occasionally, national level regattas.


Please download and print the 2021 Annual Waiver, (Adobe Reader required to read file), Click to download (opens in new window).

This waiver is required once annually (each calendar year) for all rowers. Please fill the form out and bring it to practice to give to your coach.

Womens Double (2x) after race
Womens Double (2x) after race

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