1st Annual Erg Competition

Jan 23, '18

With the first Annual January Erg Competition over and done, Brentwood College School (BCS), Shawnigan Lake School (SLS) and St. Michaels University School (SMUS) have a base of where they are on the competitive spectrum. Brentwood’s new Head of Rowing, Ms Laryssa Biesenthal, decided to invite two of the local rowing schools to come over on a...

The Boathouse

Jan 11, '18

The fall term has been a very successful start to Brentwood Rowing’s 2017-2018 season. We kicked off the year by racing at the University of Victoria's Head and Tail of the Gorge Regattas, where our Grade 12 eight came away with convincing wins over our main competition, St. George's and Vancouver College. The Grade 11 eight came fourth which was...

Rowing Into A New Season

Sep 22, '17

As we welcomed the new Head of Rowing, Ms. Laryssa Biesenthal, this week, the athletes underwent a baseline fitness test that has been created by RFA Mr. D’Orazio. All rowers in the program took part in a series of six tests that monitored progress for individuals looking to row. The baseline test measures individuals’ movement experience and...

Falling for Sport

Sep 15, '17

A week into the Fall term, Brentwood’s Athletics program is in full swing. On a walk around campus yesterday I came across our 530 athletes participating in basketball, volleyball, field hockey, squash, rugby, soccer, tennis, cross country running, kayaking and rowing. And completion has begun. This weekend finds the Senior A Girls Volleyball...

Junior Boys Rowing

Aug 01, '17

The Junior Boys had a fantastic year training on the waters of Mill Bay and in their racing season around Vancouver Island. Yale H established himself early as a real leader in the crew, helping with deciding how to dress the crew and working out the logistics of communication. Thomas L proved his strength throughout the year by being the...

Senior Boys Rowing

Jul 28, '17

Rowing at the top competitive level in North America has become a fulltime sport. Clubs from across the continent are developing international programmes that are attracting more and more athletes. There were almost 60 boys signed up at the beginning of the year. When we thought we might lose some after the first rainfall, we actually gained a few...

BC Championship Rowing

Jul 20, '17

This year at the BC Rowing Championships many Brentwood faces, wearing many different uniforms, appeared amongst the crowd. Elliot Rogers, Rogers ‘15, rowed for the Canadian National Training Centre, Renee LaFreniere ‘16) wore the UBC Thunderbirds’ uniform, Ellis Hollands ‘16 & Alex Ridenour ‘16 competed for Team British Columbia, Tara Christensen...

Who's Rowing This Summer?

Jul 02, '17

For many Brentwood athletes, summer is a time for rest and recovery, but for some of our best rowers, it means international competition. Once again our alumni will be representing Canada at all five levels of rowing in Canada: Senior, U23, U21, U19 and Junior Development. In all, nine alumni, one coach, one former coach, and one current student...

Opening Day Regatta

Jun 18, '17

While a Red Saturday may mean a weekend to go home for some, or a weekend when campus is quiet (and it's a good chance to get homework done), for 14 of our top senior rowers the Red Saturday in early May meant an opportunity to go to Seattle and race against some top US crews. At our Brentwood Regatta, the Jr A Men's 8+ and the Jr A Woman's 4+...

Hard Work Pays Off

May 17, '17

The weather and water conditions were extraordinarily good for this year’s 56th annual Shawnigan Lake School Regatta. In heats and finals on both Saturday and Sunday, the Brentwood rowing crews did very well, winning seven events on the 2000 meter race course. These victories included the Junior B men's novice double, Junior A men's pair, Junior...

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