Port Rowing's mission is to teach and allow the opportunity for all to row. Our adaptive program currently works with teens with special needs, primarily those on the autism spectrum. The Adaptive Rower (AR) enters the program and is partnered with a peer mentor who is a current member of the youth program. The adaptive program teaches the basics of the stroke on the rowing ergometer, then the dry tank, and the rowing slides. During the program the AR also is taught basic body weight exercises and sretching routines.
The program is built on fun but repetitive structure to minimize variables for the AR. Upon apporval of the guardian, coach, and Port Rowing Partner the AR can enter tier 2 and is introduced to the water in a training shell.
Port Rowing REC returns for Spring 2017. All groups will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 13 until May 24. Practices are 6 - 7 pm during March and 6 - 7:30 pm April - May.
Program fee is $625 includes team t-shirt, race fees, and US Rowing membership.
Members of Adaptive Team Spring 2016