Adaptive Features

  • Freedom Rows Opens Doors to Adaptive Veterans at 2015 USRowing Masters Nationals

    Aug 16, 2015
    For many veterans returning from active duty, it can be a challenge to find something that easily returns them to the mindset and routines that they had before entering the service. This hurdle becomes even greater to those who have returned home after suffering an injury. For many, sports are a popular choice because they give this group a sense of community, commitment and competition that cannot be found in many other places.
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  • Raising Money to Tell a Para-Rowing Story

    Apr 17, 2015
    As a documentary filmmaker, Daniel Koenig is always looking for stories to tell, stories that have impact and motivate. So when his Phoenix-based Rio Salado Rowing Club started a para-rowing program, Koenig was intrigued.
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  • How Rowing Can Help Wounded Veterans

    Mar 09, 2015
    Starting in the fall of 2014, USRowing began opening boathouse doors throughout the country to disabled veterans and members of the armed services to experience the full range of opportunities and benefits to be gained from recreational rowing at their VA sports facility, or local club, to competing in the Paralympics.
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  • Teaching Adaptive Athlete Classification

    Mar 03, 2015
    Chief FISA Classifier and USA Classification Coordinator Judy Morrison was in Sarasota, Fla., this week running an adaptive classification clinic and workshop, as part of USRowing’s weeklong para-rowing camp at Sarasota-Bradenton’s Nathan Benderson Park.
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  • Courage on the Water, Adaptive Racing in Oklahoma City

    Feb 27, 2015
    Adaptive rowers across the country are invited to race Saturday, June 27 at the SandRidge Energy Stars and Stripes River Festival, hosted by the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation (OKCBF).
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  • Transitioning to Coaching Paralympic Athletes

    Dec 22, 2014
    Typically, we talk about stages of growth as it relates to athletes, but not in this case. As a coach first working with Paralympic athletes, you may go through growth phases yourself.
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  • Driving Paralympic Opportunities With Help From the VA

    Nov 30, 2014
    Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, USRowing is striving to create similar stories for thousands of disabled veterans and members of the armed services. By working with VA hospitals and local rowing clubs, USRowing will provide veterans and service members a chance to experience the full range of opportunities and benefits gained from recreational rowing to competing in the Paralympics.
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  • U.S. Paralympics Regional Sport Training – Paralympic Rowing

    Nov 18, 2014
    Join U.S. Paralympics, USRowing and Jacksonville University for a training and educational day to facilitate the growth of Paralympic Rowing programs and competition for individuals with physical and visual disabilities.
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  • Judy Morrison, Making a Difference in Adaptive Rowing

    Nov 07, 2014
    Ask anyone about Judy Morrison’s commitment to adaptive rowing and the stories just keep on coming. That is one of the many reasons why Morrison, who is the FISA Chief Classifier and USA Classification Coordinator, is this year’s recipient of the Isabel Bohn Award, which is given to a member of the rowing community in the United States who has demonstrated achievement in adaptive rowing. The award will be presented to her at the 2014 Golden Oars Award Dinner on November 20 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
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  • Bair Island Aquatic Center Hosts USRowing Adaptive Clinic

    Feb 26, 2014
    Redwood Shores, Calif., is the place to learn about all things adaptive rowing this weekend. Sixty participants are scheduled to take part in a full-day clinic Saturday, hosted by Bair Island Aquatic Center and led by USRowing Adaptive Specialist Deb Arenberg and USRowing Director of Para-Rowing Tom Darling.
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