Junior Rowing

Our competitive junior program can accept athletes from any school* and is designed for high performance at the high school level and sets the foundation for athletes to row successfully in college.

Typically, the team is split into two levels for training and racing, based on experience:

The novice crew is for athletes that are new to the sport, or within their first year for rowing. Training for novices focuses on developing rowing skills and preparing for races against other novice crews at local and regional regattas.

The varsity crew is for athletes with a year or more of experience and focuses on training for local, regional, and, occasionally, national level regattas.

*Home Athletes – Guaranteed Roster Spot

Athletes 9th-12th grade attending a school without a rowing team or athletes who rowed their most recent season (Spring/Fall) at GRRC (regardless of school).

*Away Athletes – Please contact coaches

Athletes 9th-12th grade attending a school with a rowing program (Northview, Rockford, Lowell, FHE, FHN, FHC, EGR) and did not row their most recent season (Spring/Fall) at GRRC and 8th grade athletes attending any school.

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any questions.

Coaching Staff

Our coaches have a combined 20+ years of rowing experience. Both rowed for GVSU and competed at the collegiate level.

Rebecca Kelley
Jasper Lee


Upcoming Season Details

Summer 2024

  • Practice Schedule
    • Mon-Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Start: July 8th
    • End: July 19th
  • Regatta Schedule
    • MCI, Ann Arbor July 20th TBD based on numbers

Fall 2024

  • Practice Schedule
    • Mon-Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Varsity begins August 19th
    • Full team begins August 26th
    • End: October 28th
  • Regatta Schedule
    • Blake Haxton, Columbus OH (overnight)
    • 2-3 other TBD