Row2Recovery have played an integral part in developing adaptive rowing for injured military throughout Britain. This has been achieved by a close partnership with Help for Heroes’ Sports Recovery and British Rowing’s Rowability and GB Para-Rowing Team.
Row2Recovery have provided specialist adaptive rowing boats and equipment to Headley Court, the Help for Heroes recovery centres and a number of nearby civilian rowing clubs, all of whom offer adaptive rowing.
Adaptive rowing is available to all military across the UK. No previous experience is necessary and all injured are welcome to join. Whilst this could lead to competitive rowing, or perhaps the Olympics, even recreational rowing will get you hooked.
Military adaptive rowing is now all run by the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery Team (the leading provider of adaptive sport for both those serving and veterans). And so if you are wounded, injured or sick, serving or veteran, and would like to get into rowing please contact them at:
SOME MORE INFO:
Special adaptive rowing seats are suitable for most injuries.
You can “row” without going near the water!
That said, adaptive boats are wide and very, very stable.
You're definitely never too old to learn to row. Rowers are still competing at 80 years and touring rowing at home and abroad is increasingly popular.
You can learn to row in about 6 weeks, with a 2 hour session per week. Some of the rowers you've seen at the paralympics have only been rowing for a few years.
You don't need any special kit and you definitely don't need to buy your own boat!
The coaches can also help you with special harnesses, seats, literature and ADVICE.