Upper Canada College Rowing


Rowing has a special place in the UCC heart. With a long history of competitive rowing, Upper Canada College rowers have enjoyed more success at the collegiate level than any other sport.

UCC rowers have captured 11 Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) titles, five Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) gold medals, and a national rowing championship during the 2010-11 school year.

Rowing starts in the Upper School and boys can join the program at any point in their high school career. All that’s required is a dedication to becoming extremely fit and a willingness to be up at the crack of dawn to train.

The program is intense and world-class. Athletes receive heavy training at the Strength, Agility & Speed Fitness Centre in the fall and winter. Varsity athletes compete in several fall regattas across Ontario as well as the prestigious Head Of The Charles Regatta in Boston. A spring training camp at a state-of-the-art facility in Tennessee is offered to the full team during March break and then everyone heads down to the water to Hanlan Boat Club on Lake Ontario. The highly competitive high school regatta schedule takes the rowers across Ontario and to several northeastern U.S. states from late April through to national championships in early June.

Head Coach: Grant Boyd | gboyd@ucc.on.ca