Junior Rowing

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 Kelly

Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from GVSU and rowed all four years in college as well as high school. She served as her team’s wellness director and historian.

Jasper Lee

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

2023 Spring Season

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

Practice Schedule: 

March 27 – June 10, 2023

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm


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


April 15th Northview Host – Lansing 

April 29th GR invitational – Riverside Park 

May 13th Northview Host – Lansing 

June 10th Grand Regatta – GR Boathouse


$385 for training program-coaching costs


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