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Written by John Hamre   

Adaptive Rowing Day in New York City


Row New York established an Adaptive Rowing Program this summer after receiving a grant from NYU to purchase some adaptive equipment for their boats.  In July 2010, Row New York hosted the Wounded Warrior Project and Wheelchair Sports Federation to an introduction to Adaptive Rowing at Lake Meadow at Flushing Meadows Corona Park NY.  Adaptive Athletes included 2008 Beijing Adaptive Rowing Bronze Medalist, Laura Schwanger and adults and kids from the New York area.


After warming up on some converted Concept 2 indoor rowing equipment.   The athletes boarded the 8 seat row boat with special adapted seating with straps for stability.  The volunteers of Row New York then took the boat out and gave instructions of the proper techniques on rowing.  Under the hot sun, all the athletes found it to be challenging and fun.  With some practice and some more instruction, the Wheelchair Sports Federation hopes to have a competitive Adaptive Rowing Team that can travel and compete in places like Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.


For more information about Adaptive Rowing, please contact Amanda Kraus, Executive Director of Row New York, 10-27 46th Ave Suite 101, Long Island City, NY 11101, (718) 433-3076, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check out their website at



Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:34