2014 Adaptive Rowing & Paddling
The Paralympic Sport Club Three Rivers provides opportunities for people ages 12+ with all abilities to train and enjoy the benefits of rowing at all levels. Three Rivers Rowing Association’s Adaptive Paddling offers athletes age 12+ with various disabilities, the chance to enjoy the fun, challenge, and relaxation experienced by all who have been "hooked" by dragon boating and outrigger canoeing.
TRRA works with people with various disabilities to help each athlete reach personal and competitive goals by using adaptive equipment and volunteer support, including people with:
- Physical Disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Amputations, Spinal Cord Injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Parkinsons, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hemiplegia, Cystic Fibrosis, Fibromyaligia…etc
- Visual Impairments
- Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
Free Learn-to-Row Events
See dates listed here
*If you want to set up a one-day event for your organization, group, or camp please contact the office at RowandPaddle@threeriversrowing.org or 412-231-8772
Rowing practices for the team are in June, July and August at TRRA’s Washington’s Landing boathouse. Athletes attend 1-2 practices each week.
Practices for the Dragon Boat team run from May 31 – July 31st @ TRRA’s Millvale Boathouse.
Contact the office if you have questions or would like to join the team.
RowandPaddle@threeriversrowing.org or 412-231-8772
Non-racers pay $80 total for the summer season to practice once a week
Racers pay $90 total for the summer season to practice once a week, or can add a 2nd practice for $45
For athletes who wish to do 2 days rowing and 1 day paddling, the cost is an additional $45 ($180 total for the summer season)
There are scholarship opportunities for people who would be unable to participate because of the cost.
Rowing athletes are encouraged to attend these key races. Some require specific classifications, where others do not.
- North Allegheny Indoor Championship (Indoor Sprint Race)
Wexford PA in March
- Bayada Regatta (Outdoor Sprint Race – FISA/INAS Classified athletes only)
Philadelphia, PA in August
- Head of the Ohio (Outdoor Distance Race)
Pittsburgh, PA in October
Paddling athletes are encouraged to attend these key races. There is no specific classification procedure for dragon boating at this time.
- TRRA Scrimmage with the DB Youth League
Pittsburgh, PA in July
- Dragons on the Lake Boat Race
Akron, OH in July
Para-Rowing athletes with visual impairment or FISA classified physical disabilities who want to compete in rowing at a higher level are encouraged to look at attending other races such as:
- Capital Sprints Regatta (Outdoor Sprint Race – AS/TA focus)
Washington DC in July
- Head of the Charles (Outdoor Distance Race – speed requirement for course)
Boston, MA in October
- Head of the Chattahoochee (Outdoor Distance Race)
Chattanooga, TN in November
*NOTE: If you are interested in going through the Para-Rowing classification procedure to race in local and national competitions, please contact Joy Nix. TRRA hosts 1-2 classification days each year.
- Visual Impairment: Legs, Trunk, Arms (LTA-VI), for athletes who have B1, B2 or B3 visual limitations.
- Physical Disability: Legs, Trunk, Arms (LTA-PD), for athletes who have a physical disability and are able to use the sliding seat to row.
- Trunk and Arms (TA), for athletes with lower limb limitations who are able to use their hip and trunk muscles.
- Arms and Shoulders (AS), for athletes with limited trunk control.
See complete LTA-PD, LTA-VI, TA and AS classification information here
- Intellectual Disabilities (ID), for athletes who meet the eligibility criteria established by the International Sports Federation for Persons with an Intellectual Disability.
See ID classification information here
Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers continue to serve as the backbone of our Adaptive Programs. These men and women help in various ways. See this volunteer sheet for some of the things that you could help with at practices. .
To get involved, start by filling out this online volunteer registration form and the TRRA office will get in touch with you to go over more details and answer any questions you have.