Junior Rowing

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A sport they will love!

Grand Rapids Junior Rowing is the Grand Rapids Rowing Club’s youth program and is open to 8th – 12th grade students 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 focuses on training for local, regional, and, occasionally, national level regattas.

Meet the coaches

Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from GVSU and rowed all four years in college as well as high school.

Jasper Lee

Jasper is a finance and statistics major, past member of the GVSU varsity rowing team and alumnus of the GRRC Junior program where he was captain of the Varsity team.

2024 Winter Season

Our coaches work with athletes on conditioning and technique on the erg.

Practice Schedule: 

February 5th through March 22nd
Week 1&2: 5:00-7:00 Mon, Tues, Thurs
Week 3-7: 5:00-7:00 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri


All practices take place at the Grand Rapids Boathouse at 291 North Park Street NW (the entrance is shared with Greenleaf Landscaping).


Mar 2 – Hungry Eagle, Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 23 – FHC Sprints, Grand Rapids, MI

*Subject to change


$225 for training program-coaching costs

Registration Details:

Regatta fees and team gear are not included in the registration fee.

Registration is now available. Payment can be made online or dropped off at the boathouse.