Community wellness through rowing


  • 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 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)
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  • 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.

  • 16 Aug 2014 7:26 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Competitors that have raced in multiple events were definitely feeling the burn on Friday, race day number two, at the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich. The four-day event, hosted by Grand Rapids Rowing Association and the West Michigan Sports Commission, will see 199 national titles awarded before racing concludes on Sunday afternoon.

    Friday’s finals were followed by a very special occasion, as Detroit Boat Club Crew toasted to its 175th Anniversary with local craft beer on the banks of the Grand River.

    Story continued at USRowing.

  • 15 Aug 2014 11:07 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Thousands of people from across the country are in West Michigan for a national sports competition.

    The U.S. Rowing Masters National Championship is underway in Grand Rapids, bringing hundreds of competitors to the Grand River.

    It marks the largest regatta ever held in Michigan, and it will be right in Grand Rapids. Over the next four days, 1,400 boats will be racing in 200 events.

    Story continued at WWMT.

  • 15 Aug 2014 9:23 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand River is hosting a truly grand event as the 2014 US Rowing Masters National Championships comes to west Michigan for the first time.

    Story continues at Fox17.

  • 15 Aug 2014 9:09 AM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI - As an estimated 1,500 rowers, 1,200 boats, 5,000 spectators and more than 140 national rowing clubs from around the country compete in 200 events at the Masters National Championships, West Michigan breweries are out in full force in Beer City, USA.

    Story continued at Mlive.

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