What is Liquid Assets?
Rotman Commerce Liquid Assets is a Canadian competitive dragon boat team affiliated with the University of Toronto's Rotman Commerce program.
Since 2007, they have competed in regattas across Eastern Canada with exponential improvement each year. According to the Canadian Dragon Boat Rankings’ Momentum Watch, they are the top emerging team to watch out for in the 0:00.0 to 2:05.0 category. During the 2018 Canadian Dragon Boat National Championships, they proved to be the fastest University and U24 team in Canada. Furthermore, Liquid Assets competed on the international stage at the IDBF Club Crew World Championships this year in Szeged, Hungary, taking home first place in University and second place in U24 divisions.
The team has been built on three principal pillars: Commitment, Character and AthletiCism:
They are committed to the process rather than results: training 2-3 times a week and bonding during team socials.
They are more than just competitive paddlers. They are caring, respectful, and have good sportsmanship.
They strive to develop themselves as athletes, but value progress, discipline, and drive over brute strength.
Liquid Assets aims to empower each member (recruit or veteran) to push themselves and others beyond their limits, both physically and mentally. Although they take training seriously, they are known most for the formation of friendship and family–the bond that keeps them all united.
"I chose Liquid because I fell in love with the people. I met some of the most incredible people this year on the team and I’m extremely grateful. Dragon boat has been, without a doubt, the toughest sport I’ve ever competed in, but the challenge is what drives me."
Alex Hsu, 2018