A rapidly growing section of the sport is the Rowability scheme for Adaptive Athletes whose aims are to enable the inclusion of as many people as possible, regardless of their disability, by use of specialist equipment and coaching.
The Tees RC Rowability scheme is open to those with many kinds of physical or sensory issues, and caters both for participants who want to row purely recreationally or for fitness, as well as athletes who wish to aspire to compete on a Regional, National or even International level.
There is a two tier structure within the Squad; Recreational/Development and Performance. We train at the RTWC on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a weekday session in the lighter summer evenings.
The Squad already boasts one athlete who is currently training within the Great Britain set up at Caversham in the Trunk and Arms classification (Laurence Whiteley), and it also has the current World Indoor Rowing Champion and record holder for the Arms and Shoulders only classification in Caroline Macdonald.
We will always welcome contact from anyone who might be interested in taking up rowing to see if we can incorporate them into our squad, particularly for any potential performance athletes who are willing to commit to train regularly with a view to competing at all levels of the sport.