Para-Rowing provides athletes with a physical or intellectual impairment the opportunity to be active on the water, get involved in a fun and friendly club environment, and participate in a variety of competitions from club regattas through state and national championships to world championships and Paralympic Games.
Torrens Rowing Club is SA’s leading club for providing excellent para rowing programs and facilities. They are based within the metropolitan area with sheds within the city and at West Lakes.
South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) work alongside Rowing SA and Rowing Australia within the pathway program for talented Para athletes to represent the state and nation in Para Rowing events. SASI support ongoing recruitment of para athletes through the Talent Identification initiative for athletes with no prior rowing experience, while Associate and High Performance Scholarships are also available.
In most competitions, para rowing events include:
- PR1 – Shoulders and Arms
- PR2 – Trunks and Arms
- PR3 – Legs, Trunks and Arms
Classification and further information about Para athletes can be found on the Rowing Australia website.