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  • 15 Jan 2016 11:05 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    Rowing on the ergometer is a great way to stay in shape, practice the rowing stroke, and keep at the top of your game during the winter months. “Erging" is also great for learning the rowing stroke before rowing on the water. Personalized instruction is provided in each session, which is good for beginners, intermediate or advanced rowers. No prior experience is required.

    Classes are available to the public, you do not need to be a Grand Rapids Rowing member or 8th Day Gym member to participate.

    Class details and registration


  • 15 Jan 2016 10:28 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    The schedule for our 2016 Junior rowing program is now available. This year, the spring program will be starting in March and indoors, to better prepare for the water. We will transition to the water in early April, after dock in. The summer and fall details are tentative, since not all regatta dates for the year have been posted.

    The novice program will continue to be free in the spring and fall sessions.

    Junior Novice program


    Junior Varsity program
  • 07 Jul 2015 11:48 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    Saturday, July 11, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    The club has seen tremendous growth this year. From membership, to learn to row classes, and the junior program, participation is up this year. While this is a great trend, it puts more pressure on our equipment for rowing and coaching. In order to support this growth, GRRA is hosting an important fundraiser on Saturday, July 11, Rowapolooza!

    Rowapolooza features live music from several local bands playing everything from jazz to country music.  There will also be a beer tent, grilled food to purchase, family activities and a 50/50 raffle. We have partnered with a few other local non-profit organizations that will be featured during the event, such as Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue that will have adoptable dogs.

    This event is open to the public. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a great evening of food, drink and entertainment with your friends and family. $10.00 parking donation is requested.

    Grand Rapids Rowing Association Boathouse
    291 North Park St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544


  • 03 Feb 2015 5:47 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    We were pleased to bring back our popular Learn to Row classes this spring and summer! In 2015, we will offer eight beginning rowing courses, as well as intermediate level classes for those with a little bit of experience, including sculling and advanced sweep rowing technique.

    Note: Member rates for classes will be available 4/6/15.

  • 03 Feb 2015 5:45 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    We are offering a virtual rowing competition as part of the 2015 Winter Games. You can row your race anytime until Feb 22. Instructions here. Register here.

  • 05 Sep 2014 10:52 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    The team apparel store is open and accepting orders until September 12, 2014 at 11:30pm. Visit http://grrowing.org/store to view clothes and place an order.
  • 19 Aug 2014 12:17 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. undefined Boaters and rowers alike filled the Grand River this weekend for the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championship Regatta.

    It’s the first year Grand Rapids has hosted the event, and organizers said that more than 1,500 participants came from far and wide, ready to spend money in Beer City, USA.

    Organizers said that the City of Grand Rapids has been the perfect host.

    Story and video at Fox17.

  • 19 Aug 2014 12:07 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    Video at wzzm13.com.
  • 18 Aug 2014 5:42 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Washington D.C.’s Potomac Boat Club claimed the overall team points trophy at the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships. Potomac dominated the rest of the field finishing with a total of 735 points and 30 gold medals.

    “The secret to the success is extremely hard work,” said Potomac men’s team captain, Ed Gehres. “We are a six day a week program with five days a week of organized coached practices. We’re consistently testing and training people of all from 22 to nearly 60 years old.”

    Story continued at USRowing.


  • 16 Aug 2014 5:29 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Saturday was a hold-onto-your-hat kind of day at the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich. Conditions were variable for the afternoon finals, with mild temperatures and gusts testing the stability of crews competing for titles in events 101-146.

    The tricky weather didn’t seem to be a problem for the women’s open B quadruple sculls crew, which was a composite of Bair Island Aquatic Center, Potomac Boat Club and Riverside Boat Club. Its members, Aisha Chow, Wendin Smith, Erica Stieve-Caldwell and Meghan Brundage raced to a 3:24.80 gold-medal finish.

    Story continued at USRowing.

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