Community wellness through rowing


  • 20 Jul 2014 9:50 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Jennifer, Alana, Val, and Erin hit the water for the first time in this week's Get Fit with the Grand Rapids Rowing Association!

    Story and video at WZZM.

  • 19 Jul 2014 9:47 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    Grand Rapids (WZZM) - Four WZZM 13 team members have taken on a new Get Fit challenge. They are giving rowing a try, but there's a competitive element to this particular activity.

    Story and video at WZZM.

  • 13 Jul 2014 9:18 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It's week one so Jennifer, Val, Alana, and Erin are learning the basics of rowing from the Grand Rapids Rowing Association.

    They talked with Elizabeth Embick, a Learn to Row Coach, about what classes are available, the equipment they would be using, and how much work has to be put into rowing.

    See video at WZZM.

  • 04 Jul 2014 9:39 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    “The sport grabbed me from the start. I loved everything about it — being outside, enjoying nature, being on the water, the sense of teamwork, the camaraderie,” – Deb Suttner

    It was the first Boats, Brews and Burgers celebration that is held after each four week Learn to Row class. Members of the Grand Rapids Rowing Association and the new rowers mixed together to have an informal race on the Grand River, simply for fun. When everyone got off the water and stood on the dock clapping for each other, president Landon Bartley was flooded with joy. After all the years of struggling to accelerate the association, at that moment he was baffled.

    “Holy cow. This is actually working. People actually love this,” he thought.

    Continued at Women's Lifestyle.

  • 22 Jun 2014 1:51 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    An Alaskan corporate challenge is what put Brian Donnelly into his first shell.

    The 60-year-old sculler joined Deb Suttner, 50 a member of the Grand Rapids Rowing

    Association, at the 27th annual Grand Regatta on Saturday at Riverside Park in a quest to medal and prepare for the USRowing Masters National Championships in August.

    "(My company) put four inexperienced rowers in a boat and I liked it," Donnelly said.

    Rowing on the Grand River provides outlet for competitive drive

    Rowing photos 17 through 29 of 73.

  • 02 Jun 2014 3:24 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    The Summer 2014 session for Junior rowers starts on June 9th. Registration is now open.

  • 19 Apr 2014 1:07 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)
    The Spring season for Adult Masters Competitive rowing, Adult Recreation rowing and Junior rowing has begun. Sign-ups are open for Learn to Row classes. Join us on the water!
  • 08 Mar 2014 4:16 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    The March 13th Board Meeting will feature a session on fundraising and sponsorships for the 2014 USRowing Masters Nationals Championships regatta. The regatta is a showcase event for our organization and requires the support of our membership. We’ll be providing the tools you need to work with potential sponsors. Your support is critical to our success!

    The board meeting will be on March 13th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Micron Manufacturing, 1722 Kloet NW.

  • 08 Mar 2014 4:15 PM | Rob Shea (Administrator)

    All adult and junior rowers are welcome to join our "flotilla" in the St. Patricks Day Parade on March 15th. All past and present rowers are welcome! We will be hauling the trailer and showcasing our shells in the parade. Meet at 9:30 am on Lyon between Ottawa and Monroe. Rowers, please wear team logo clothes (jackets, hats, pants, etc.), comfortable shoes and dress warmly. No additional candy donations are needed. Thanks to those who donated!

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