Community wellness through rowing


  • 26 Dec 2017 3:05 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Be sure to attend our January board meeting. We will be voting on the new GRRA board, making decisions about the 2018 season and hearing from our various committees for this year's budget. Go to the Events page for the full list of officers and directors. 

  • 07 Dec 2017 11:37 AM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Our annual GRRA Planning Meeting is this Saturday, December 9, at the Comstock Park Library. We will meet from 8am - 12noon. Topics include boathouse maintenance and upgrades, equipment needs and usage, program details, and board nominations. We appreciate the way each and every member steps up and takes charge. Your dedication to the club is unsurpassed! 

  • 08 Nov 2017 7:44 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Have you always wanted to line dance but never had the chance? You've wanted to look cool out on the dance floor, but there was no one to teach the dance moves? Come join the GRRA adults and juniors for a great afternoon of fun and dancing - Sunday, November 19 from 2-4pm. Tommy Smart, dance instructor, will be guiding us through a few dances. There will be snacks, drinks and lots of fun. Invite your friends and bring your family. Everyone is welcome. See the Events tab for all the details. $10/adult and $7/youngster - all proceeds go toward new equipment for the boathouse. 

  • 16 Oct 2017 9:13 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    We have had a lot of hard work put into maintaining and improving the boathouse and equipment this year and things have gone very well – thank you to everyone who has contributed! 

    As we look ahead, there is still a lot of work to do, so be sure to visit the Dock Out event or read over the email to get all the details. We will be pulling the docks out and storing them, working on rowing shells, doing motor maintenance, and general organizing and cleaning of the boathouse. Use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer for tasks. See you there! 

  • 02 Oct 2017 2:09 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Now that we are into the fall season, adult recreational rowing will meet at 5:30 - 7:30pm. The sun sets earlier so we need to keep everyone safe and be off the water while we still have sunlight. The weather has been excellent for rowing, so if you have missed our fall season, be sure to come on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

  • 12 Sep 2017 3:37 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    There is a lot of activity around the boathouse this fall. Our Junior program has begun their fall season - we have over 30 students in our program! That's amazing! Thanks to all the Juniors who came out to help keep the Grand River and surrounding area clean. 

    Our adult program has an energetic LTR finishing up their session this month. We will have our next BBB on Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00pm. All rowers are encouraged to come and join in the fun. Our Masters competitive has had one fall regatta - Traverse City - and will compete in 3 more this fall; Head of the Rock, Head of the Hooch, and a tentative regatta in PA. Many adult rowers will be competing in the Grand Marathon on September 30. All rowers are encouraged to row and/or volunteer.

    We have a Boathouse Work Day scheduled for Saturday, September 16. We will be clearing brush, cleaning up the boathouse, and installing our translucent panels, which will help with interior light. Be sure to sign up on our FB page. 

  • 16 Aug 2017 9:51 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Are you a high school student who is new to the sport of rowing? Are you interested and want to find out more? Drop by during our Open House to learn about the team, meet our energetic and experienced coaches, tour the boathouse and get all the details on how you can row with the junior team this fall. We'll be open from 5 - 7pm on Wednesday, August 30. Hope to see you there and coach you on the river! 

  • 04 Jul 2017 1:29 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    Two new classes begin on Tuesday, July 11. Our LTR 105 class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights. David Lemmenes will be coaching this session. Click on Adult Class to register. Also beginning in July is our LTR 201 and 202 class: sculling for those who've already been sweep rowing and want to add sculling to their list of skills. Our classes are filling up, so be sure to register today! 

  • 19 Jun 2017 9:23 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    The Grand Regatta June 24 and 25, will be hosted at the GRRA Boathouse - 291 North Park NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505. This is just north of Riverside Park and south of the 5/3 Ballpark. Our boathouse shares the drive with Greenleaf Landscaping. There will be signs directing participants, boat trailers and spectators to the designated parking areas. We're looking forward to a great regatta! 

  • 14 Jun 2017 11:16 PM | Julie Bennett (Administrator)

    The GRRA is hosting The Grand Regatta again this year. We are excited about this 2-day event. The Juniors will be racing on Saturday, June 24 with the Masters races taking place on Sunday, June 25. This event requires a lot of adult and junior volunteers and we have always been so fortunate to have great people stepping in to make this a premier event of the sprint season. Members, parents and juniors, click HERE to sign up for volunteer positions. There are trainings Monday and Tuesday night @ Riverside Park. 

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