What is Para-Rowing
Para-rowing provides athletes with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability the opportunity to be active on the water, get involved in a fun and friendly club environment, and participate in a variety of competitions.
Whether you are interested in having a social row, personal fitness, or taking this to the Paralympic Games, para-rowing has a program for you.
Para-rowing is suitable for a wide range of persons with a disability, including but not limited to spinal cord injury including paraplegia and quadriplegia; amputations; visual impairment and blindness; cerebral palsy; spina bifida; intellectual disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome; and hearing impairments.
The equipment used is essentially the same as for able-bodied rowers, with adaptations made to the equipment as required.
Where Can I Row?
For information on Rowing BC member clubs currently offering para-programs click here
Para Rowing Classifications
For information on para-rowing classification click here
For more information click here
Coaching and Club Resources
For loads of information, tips and tricks click here
Why Should I Row?
To find out more click here
Contact Rowing BC’s Para Coach Martin George at 250 307 7732 or at email@example.com; or contact the clubs listed in "Where can I Row?".You can also contact your local club; many clubs that do not offer specific para-rowing programs can still welcome para-rowers into their existing programs.