A person rowing at tempe town lake.


Apr 05 2023

Introduction to Para Rowing

If you love being on the water, are looking for a new sport, or just love a challenge, come try our Intro to Para Rowing program. Become a participant in one of the oldest Olympic sports with the Ability360 “Cactus Crew!”

During Intro to Para Rowing you will learn the basics of rowing: seat set-up and rigging, boat handling and the rowing stroke. In addition, there will be some rowing indoors on the rowing machines, to improve technique, gain stamina and an understanding of basic rowing workouts.

No rowing experience is necessary, but you should be exercising regularly prior to beginning this program. Must be able to self-transfer to/from a seat that is at ground level. Must be able to pass a float test*.

The Intro program lasts six weeks, with two practices every week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Register for the session fits your schedule. Must attend the first three practices of the session you select. The first session will be held at Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center. Subsequent sessions will be held at Tempe Town Lake Marina.

Intro to Para Rowing 2023 Schedule

Wednesday: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 1: January 18 – February 25

Session 2: March 8 – April 15

Session 3: April 26 – June 3

The cost for this introductory class is $100 per person. Space is limited so sign up now!

*Float tests may/may not be administered, depending on time of year.

If you have any addition questions or concerns please reach out to Jennifer Blatt at Jenniferb@ability360.org

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