Olympic Weightlifting


Olympic Weightlifting at UTM

Develop athletic skill, flexibility and power while mastering the competitive lifts of the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. This program is open to all levels looking to learn the clean and jerk and snatch, and other related full-body exercises. Members of the program will learn the foundations of technique and strength training under the leadership and guidance of certified Olympic Weightlifting Coaches. 

UTM offers two Olympic Weightlifting programs:

  • Learn to Olympic Lift
  • UTM Olympic Weightlifting team

Learn to Olympic Lift 

Our programmed coaching hours teach the fundamental technique for those new to Olympic Weightlifting, without the expectation to compete. The drop-in programming includes cross training and conditioning in support of other sports or athletic endeavours.

  • Tuesday and Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. in the High Performance Centre

No registration required! Simply drop-in to the High Performance Centre in the RAWC, and a coach will walk you through the programming.

UTM Olympic Weightlifting Team

Have what it takes to become a Weightlifting Champion? Competitive athlete participants are selected to represent the University of Toronto on its team and need to be registered as a competitive athlete through the Ontario Weightlifting Association

  • Monday and Wednesday and Friday: 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. - High Performance Centre

Recent accomplishments include five medalists from the 2005 Canadian Championships, a Commonwealth champion, a Pan-Am Games champion and a 2004 Athens Olympian. Visit the OWA website for upcoming meets.

To register, visit our Join the UTM Olympic Weight Lifting Team page to complete the registration form. One of our coaches will be in touch with you shortly! 

    Orientation/ Evaluation

    If you are interested in taking a look at how the club trains and learning more about how you can get involved, please contact rawcfitness@utoronto.ca to schedule an appointment for an Orientation/ Evaluation with one of our coaches. Your scheduled visit will begin with a consultation to see which of our focused group and coaching sessions would best suit your training needs and aspirations.