Winter Training Program


Now is the perfect time to join the CBC Winter Training Program!

The CBC winter training program offers a wide variety of strength and skill building sessions for all levels of athletes. You do NOT need to be a current team member or even have rowing experience to join the winter training program. The winter 2022 program lasts until the first week of March 2022 and new athletes can join at any time.

The Connecticut Boat Club team uses two indoor facilities for training, providing an opportunity for all athletes to develop their strength, endurance and athleticism while we are off the water. The goal of the winter training program is to allow team members to enter the spring racing season measurably stronger and more confident in their overall athletic skills.

We use the CBC boathouse in Norwalk Connecticut to focus on building a strong cardio base. We row and bike indoors at the facility and run one of several loops along the Norwalk river.

We also train at Dynamic Athletics in Darien where we focus on strength and agility training. All of our training puts a high standard on technique and injury prevention.

Throughout the winter, CBC athletes can track their progress in:

  • The weight room
  • Their times on the erg, bikes and running trails
  • Flexibility and agility
  • The ability to complete “new” skills (rope climbs, handstands, splits, hurdles, box jumps, etc.)

CBC’s winter program is open to female athletes in 6th-12th grade. The programs include 2-6 day a week schedules tailored to each participant’s experience level.

The Competitive Program trains 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday)

CBC’s Development Team trains 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday).

The Connecticut Boat Club takes great pride in how we have handled COVID-19 while continuing to train. Ask Head Coach Liz Trond how we do it, and how you or your daughter can participate in the winter program by calling or texting her at (203) 843-8177 or by emailing the club at:

CBC at the 2021 Head of the Charles

Connecticut Boat Club sent four boats to the 2021 Head of the Charles head race in Boston October 23-24. A CBC alumnae eight also participated. The team had a great time and enjoyed some excellent competition at this classic fall head race.

The Varsity 4+ boat placed 6th out of over 80 boats in a highly competitive field. The Women’s Alumnae Eight re-qualified to participate in 2022 and the Youth 8+ entry narrowly missed taking first place in the U17 category.

The 2021 Head of the Charles featured thousands of athletes. This year’s event was held on a beautiful and sunny weekend with great racing conditions. Photos of CBC participation in the event are below.

CBC Rowers Medal at Head of the Housatonic

Senior Sophia Greco wins rowing 1x at Head of Housatonic

Connecticut Boat Club sent a number of rowers to the Head of the Housatonic on October 9, 2021 to compete against area teams. This race was the first major race in the Fall season for the CBC rowers and the team was excited to be racing again.

All of the CBC boats finished with solid showings. Senior rower Sophia Greco won the 1x Junior Women race by almost a minute and a CBC boat with four sophomores and a senior coxswain placed third in the 4+ Junior 2V women’s race. Race results for all heats can be viewed here.

The next race will be the prestigious Head of the Charles in Boston, where 5 CBC boats will race.

Novice 8 at Head of the Riverfront

CBC Novice Race

CBC’s Novice team enjoyed their first taste of competition at the Head of the Riverfront in Hartford, taking 6th place out of 18 teams competing.

See the race results at the official 2021 Head of the Riverfront regatta results website (the CBC team competed in the Women’s Junior Novice 8+ final at 4:20 pm).

CBC Parent Day 2021

Parents of Connecticut Boat Club rowers joined the CBC team this weekend to experience what its like to learn to row from Coaches Liz, Jim and Pierrick.

The parents also participated in a “Mock Regatta” and learned how to set up, use and tear down the CBC parent tent. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to the next regatta!

CBC Pair Win 7th Place in 2021 Worlds

CBC Rowers win 7th at Worlds

The CBC pair of Bridget Galloway and Sophia Greco beat Spain to win the B final at the 2021 Junior Worlds Championship in Bulgaria. The pair won 7th place overall. Congrats Bridget and Sophia!

Representing the U.S. in the Women’s B Pair Finals, Sophia and Bridget took first place, edging the Spanish team by two seconds and the third place Swedish team by over twenty seconds. You can see the race results (and the qualifying heat results) on the World Rowing website.

CBC Rowers Arrive in Sarasota

CBC rowers compete at nationals

Connecticut Boat Club sent four boats to the Youth Nationals in Sarasota Florida. The Nationals will be held on June 10-13-2021. Go CBC!

CBC Wins Novice Point Trophy at Northeast Regionals 2021

CBC novice team wins points trophy

The CBC Novice team won the Novice Point Trophy at the Northeast Regionals held at Fish Creek in Saratoga New York on May 15-16. The Novices took first place out of eight teams competing for the Novice Point Trophy. Congratulations to the Novices!

Two CBC boats win 2019 National Championships!!!!

Congratulations to CBC’s 2019 National Champions: Julia Abbruzzese and Catherine Garrett (in the 2- and 4+) and Casey Batson, Heidi Jacobson and Vivi Van Ingen (in the 4+)!!

CBC scullers compete at Nationals

Congratulations to CBC athletes Ella Petreski, Katherine Lynch, Jenna Macrae and Bridget Galloway whose 4x finished 15th in the nation!