Rowing – Co-ed

Winter Training

The opening of the Chauvin Rowing Room in January 2011 marked the start of a formal winter training program to support the spring rowing season. The room itself houses 15 rowing machines and a space for the athletes to complete a series of core based conditioning activities. In addition to using this space, those athletes training in the winter also travel to Trent University to use their indoor rowing tank to simulate “on water” rowing.

Spring Competition

At the junior level, the rowing program strives to provide the opportunity for students to learn basic technical skills, become introduced to racing and take pride in becoming part of a team. As members of the team move to the senior ranks, the focus shifts to a training regimen that has a greater level of intensity with the goal of ultimately experiencing high level competition at our national championships regatta – the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championships (CSSRA).


Josh Hamilton
Mr. Hamilton has taught in the Senior School and coached rowing at TCS since 1999. He has earned his NCCP Level 2 Coaching Certification.

Steve Schmidlin
Mr. Schmidlin has been a teacher and coach in the Junior School since 2004, and currently serves as housemaster of Bethune. He has earned his NCCP Level 1 Coaching Certification. He rowed throughout high school, winning two national championships at the CSSRA regatta, and was a long-time member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club, winning eight Royal Canadian Henley championships in various crew boats.

On Water Training

The team training venue is just north of Port Hope on Rice Lake. The program is fortunate to have access to a wide range of high quality equipment from single sculls to eights.

Recent Program Successes

  • 2014 – bronze medal in Men's 4X at the CSSRA regatta
  • 2013 – 5th place finish in the Men’s 2X at the CSSRA regatta
  • 2010 – gold medal in the Women’s 2X at the CSSRA regatta

Notable Alumni

Many team members pursue the sport at the collegiate level upon graduating from TCS. Recent alumni who have gone on to row at the university level include:

  • Daan Arscott ’14, University of Victoria
  • Luisa Roberts ’13, Dalhousie University
  • Rebecca Webber ’10, Trent University
  • Katie Essak ’10, Hull York Medical School, York City Rowing Club