General Information

The CTC program runs throughout the year. We have three distinct rowing seasons – Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer – and we operate on a rolling admission basis.

New members, after they are swim qualified, are allowed to join the team and commence training.
By mid-Spring we are on the water training in boats and prepare for competitions which typically conclude by the end of the Summer or early Fall. In addition to our sculling schedule, we plan trips to colleges for program participants. These trips are typically on a Saturday.

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

  • Weekdays, practice after school - 5-7pm (WATER location is Eleanor St and WINTER location is Gage Park Field House)
  • Weekends, Saturday and Sunday we practice in the morning (WATER) or 2:30 - 5:00 (WINTER)
  • On selected Saturdays and Sundays we compete in the late Spring and Summer
  • Please see our calendar for specific weekly schedule (times may change due to weather, holidays or alternate planning)

Benefits of Rowing. . .

Mental Benefits

Focus, Confidence And Trust

The result of mental focus in harmony with physical energy is demonstrated at indoor events, outdoor races (regattas), and in everyday life. Experiencing success as a contributing member of a team builds a positive perspective and confidence.

Physical Benefits

High Energy & Power

Rowing is unusual in the demands it places on competitors. The standard race distance of 2,000 m is long enough to have a large endurance element, but short enough (typically 5.5 to 7.5 minutes) to feel like a sprint.
Rowers have some of the highest power outputs of athletes in any sport. At the same time the motion involved in the sport compresses the rowers' lungs, limiting the amount of oxygen available to them. This requires rowers to tailor their breathing to the stroke, typically inhaling and exhaling twice per stroke, unlike most other sports such as cycling where competitors can breathe freely.

Academic Benefits

Discipline For Success

Every athlete can benefit from the discipline, cooperation and commitment that participation in rowing requires. There is something about the sport and the necessity to plan the day’s work and the commitment to the other members of the team that helps students to succeed in school. It is also a trait of the people who are rowers that we become involved in work or volunteer activities to support the communities in which we live.
Rowing is unique as a sport in that worldwide 74% of the athletes acquire a university degree and 64% have a post graduate degree. The sport provides academic and scholarship opportunities and develops the skills required to succeed academically and to apply the talents learned in college effectively.

Social Benefits

Rowing Is All About Teamwork

Without teamwork you cannot succeed. The collective team is always greater than the sum of its parts. These relationships stay with you for your lifetime.

Travel Benefits

Travel Opportunities At Every Level

From the program start, when we visit regional regattas and college campuses to indoor competitions, away training and regional, national and international competition, the sport of rowing offers travel opportunities at every level.