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High School Rowing Club (Grades 9-12)

Clubs & Enrichment / TC Tritons Rowing Team Club -
Spring 2021

Traverse City Tritons Rowing - Co-Ed Team

Traverse City Tritons Rowing, in partnership with TCAPS Learning, Enrichment & Athletic Program (LEAP) is proud to offer competitive rowing to all high school boys and girls grades 9-12 in Traverse City on the Boardman Lake.

As a team, we pride ourselves on being a respectful and inspiring team both on and off the water. We believe in holding ourselves accountable for our actions and how they affect the team as a whole, rather than us as individuals. We are committed to supporting each other, showing good sportsmanship and pushing our limits in everything we do. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Practices will help rowers build the strength, endurance, technique and teamwork necessary to having a unified team. Working as a team is the most critical component to success in our sport. Every stroke of every oar in the boat has to be perfectly in sync for the boat to move with speed and direction, and every rower has to trust that the person ahead of them and behind them are working as hard as they are.

COVID Safety Policies

Tritons Rowing takes the health of our student-athletes and coaching staff very seriously. The following policies must be followed by all athletes and coaches at all times.

1. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required at all times. The only exceptions are for athletes on the rowing machines provided they are spaced at least 6 feet apart and for athletes rowing in singles once their boat has cleared the dock. We recommend masks with a strap or other material behind the head to help keep the mask in place.
2. Athletes and coaches must complete a health screening questionnaire, temperature check and use hand sanitizer prior to entering the boatyard. If you are feeling ill in any way you should not attend practice.
3. Athletes and coaches should do their best to maintain 6 feet of social distancing when possible.

4. Athletes will clean and sanitize all equipment after each use before being dismissed for the day.

Commitment to the Team

Competitive rowing requires a very large commitment from the student-athletes and the parents. Rowers are expected to attend all practices and are required to attend all regattas. Unlike most sports, a single participant missing practice will greatly affect the feel of the boat, the rate of learning and improvement for our rowers and the overall speed of the team.

Please check our season schedule and make sure you will be able to commit to the team before registering.

Code of Conduct & Rower’s Handbook

Both athletes and parents are required to read and sign the Rower’s Handbook and Code of Conduct at the orientation meeting. These documents define the standard of behavior expected of everyone on the team.

Scholarship Potential

The Traverse City Triton’s rowing program has seen a number of its athletes accept college scholarships, often having multiple schools to consider. The number of partial and full ride scholarships available for students interested in attending a NCAA Division I or Division II school is staggering. We believe that the team-oriented mindset, confidence and strong work ethic we promote within our team can help drastically boost opportunities to receive a top tier college education in a much more affordable way.

Season Schedule

Spring Rowing 2021

Spring is the championship season for rowing across the country. 

Our athletes compete in 1,500m events progressing from heats to finals in side-by-side racing.

Dates:   March 15th – May 30th

Practice Schedule:  Monday – Friday Evenings: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Pre-Season Meeting:  Google Meet link will be sent via email


Skyline Invitational Scrimmage at Concordia University against Skyline, Northville & East Grand Rapids – Saturday, April 17th

Northville Invitational Scrimmage at Kensington Metro Park against Northville & Perrysburg – Saturday, April 27th

Traverse City Invitational Scrimmage at Medalie Park against East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills Central – Saturday, May 1st

Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship in Nashport, OH – Saturday, May 8th & Sunday, May 9th (Covid Restriction Dependant)

Northern Sprints at Medalie Park (teams to be announced) – Saturday, May 29th

Registration Deadline: 

  • Spring  High School Season:  Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Participation Fees: $385 per season.

This includes the 10% fee per rower paid to TCAPS, coaching five days a week, safety equipment and use of team shells and land-based training equipment.

Rowing is a school-sanctioned sport but does not receive financial support from the district. As a result, our sport is funded through participation fees and fundraising. All rowers are expected to raise $100 above the cost of their travel.

The participation fee does not include a US Rowing membership, a team uniform or travel expenses. An estimated cost worksheet can be found here.

For more information, check out the TC Tritons team website!

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

9-12-Rowing- Spring Closed
Medalie Park
Mon Mar 15 & Sun May 30
5:00 - 7:30 PM


Grades   9th - 12th

Price: $ 385 00

Online registration is over

9-12-Rowing- Summer Development Camp
Medalie Park
Mon Jun 21 & Sun Aug 1
7:00 - 9:00 AM


Grades   9th - 12th

Price: $ 385 00
Registration begins  
Jun. 1st