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 Rowing

Starting with silver
The Branksome Hall rowing program started in 1986 with a single crew and a borrowed shell. In our very first Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championship, Branksome Hall won a silver medal. Branksome continues to have a strong showing at regattas in the United States and Canada.

A growing program
The Branksome Hall Rowing Team has grown from only five athletes in 1986 to 80 athletes today. The athletes, together with a dozen coaches, make up one of the strongest high school girls' rowing programs in North America.

Winter training
In the winter, the team trains out of Branksome Hall's new Athletics and Wellness Centre. The "Erg Room" contains more than 20 Concept 2 Rowing Machines and the Fitness Centre features state-of-the-art strength training equipment.

Onto the water in the spring
On-the-water training takes place at the Argonaut Rowing Club on Lakeshore Boulevard in Toronto. The training course consists of over 4,500 meters of break-wall-protected water. Winter training and on-the-water training takes place most mornings before school.

Great equipment
Through the generosity of rowing families, Branksome has accumulated an impressive number of rowing shells, coach boats, oars and related equipment. The fleet of shells includes 4 eights (eight rowers and a coxswain), 4 fours (four rowers and a coxswain) and 2 pairs (two rowers).

Why we succeed
  • Motivated and committed athletes who maintain a healthy balance of academic, athletic and co-curricular pursuits
  • Outstanding coaching
  • Great support from the school
  • Terrific support from parents
  • A solid partnership with the Argonaut Rowing Club
  • Excellent equipment.


10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 1N4, Canada

Tel: 416-920-9741 | admissions@branksome.on.ca