Adaptive Rowing articles

Chattahoochee Adaptive Sprints

In May 2013, the Atlanta Rowing Club hosted the first exclusively adaptive rowing regatta in the Southeast. As a spring sprint race, the Chattachoochee Adaptive Sprints provides an opportunity for adaptive athletes to compete against each other on a 1,000 meter course.

Classifications for Adaptive Athletes

In order to group athletes with similar capabilities together in racing, the International Rowing Federation (FISA) has created classifications for adaptive athletes. An official classification is only needed for athletes who wish to compete in a regatta. TA (Trunk and Arms) Rowers unable to use a sliding seat are considered TA participants. Typical disabilities include