In keeping with our goal to make the sport of rowing available to all of our community, Port Rowing offers an Adaptive Program for rowers with special needs, including autism and physical disabilities. The repetitive nature of rowing and it's ability to strengthen and improve cardiovascular fitness makes our program a unique opportunity for non-traditional athletes to improve fitness levels while having fun, learning a new skill, and developing relationships with coaches and other rowers.
Our adaptive rowers work directly with a mentor as they improve their overall cardiovascular fitness, strength fitness, balance, and coordination. The rowers work indoors and, when they are ready, on the water in specialized boats fitted with pontoons for safety. As they become more experienced, our adaptive rowers have the opportunity to compete against adaptive rowers from other clubs at regattas. Some of our adaptive rowers have been able to move up to participate in our Junior program for practice and regattas.
Registration is open for Port Rowing PREP - winter training for the adaptive rower.
November 28, 2016 - February 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:45 pm.
Program Fee: $600
During winter we take it all indoors. Inside the newly opened boathouse, new and experienced rowers will develop rowing skills on our unique rowing simulator; increase cardiovascular conditioning on the indoor ergometers (ergs), and work on overall body conditioning and flexibility. A perfect combination for the rower preparing for a spring season on the water or for overall improvements in agility, strength, and flexibility.