Para-Rowing Talent ID

Recruiting, inspiring and driving talented individuals towards Paralympic podium success.

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The LTA mixed four win gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Simon Way)

The first step…

The Paralympics provides a global stage to pit yourself against the top ‘superhumans’, redefine your limits and build lifelong relationships with crew members and support staff. The emotions experienced atop the podium are only truly understood by a few, the journey to get there, extraordinary and the impact of that success far reaching, but all roads to that moment start with a single step…

Below, some of the current GB Para-Rowing Squad members share their reasons for not only chasing that podium elation but for being part of the sport itself:

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“I get the chance to learn from and compete against some incredibly driven and inspirational people in my day-to-day life. I am always challenged to be better and I now understand the strength of a team with common goals that looks after its own whatever may come.” Lauren Rowles, Paralympic gold medallist, Para-Rowing Squad.

“From the time I was a little girl I have dreamed of competing at the Games … when rowing approached me little did I know I was taking a huge step towards achieving my dream. Becoming part of such a strong supportive team has unlocked my potential and I am grateful for that.” Grace Clough, Paralympic gold medallist, Para-Rowing Squad.

Have a look at the profiles of the rest of the Para-Rowing Squad to see the diverse and unique journeys they have undergone to get where they are now.

What we will do to help you…

There are many different ways that you can progress through the Para-rowing performance pathway depending on your entry point to the sport. To help get a better understanding of how we’ll support you through the performance pathway we’ve created this handy graphic.

How can you get involved?

No rowing experience necessary!

People with commitment, passion, determination and a desire to achieve at the highest level, who are prepared to invest in themselves and the Para-Rowing squad.

How do you compare with the following benchmarks?

Para-rowing-minimum-criteria

Please note: For the seated height measurement the person should be sitting on the floor.

The criteria described below will enable classification into the following Sport Classes:

Sport ClassCompetitive Disability
PR3
(Previously known as LTA – Legs Trunk Arms)
Restricted ankle/wrist movement (e.g. fused ankle, club foot)
Three finger amputation on one hand
B3/B2 visual impairment
Below knee amputee with residual stump longer than half of original tibia length
Erb’s Palsy
PR2
(Previously known as TA – Trunk Arms)
Significantly reduced knee flexion (e.g. fused knee, deformation of hip/knee area)
Bilateral lower limb amputee (one above knee, one below)
Incomplete spinal cord lesion
PR1
(Previously known as AS – Arms Shoulder)
Incomplete spinal cord lesion
Complete T12 spinal cord lesion
Bilateral above knee amputee
Sport Class:
PR3
(Previously known as LTA – Legs Trunk Arms)
Competitive Disability:
Restricted ankle/wrist movement (e.g. fused ankle, club foot)
Three finger amputation on one hand
B3/B2 visual impairment
Below knee amputee with residual stump longer than half of original tibia length
Erb’s Palsy
Sport Class:
PR2
(Previously known as TA – Trunk Arms)
Competitive Disability:
Significantly reduced knee flexion (e.g. fused knee, deformation of hip/knee area)
Bilateral lower limb amputee (one above knee, one below)
Incomplete spinal cord lesion
Sport Class:
PR1
(Previously known as AS – Arms Shoulder)
Competitive Disability:
Incomplete spinal cord lesion
Complete T12 spinal cord lesion
Bilateral above knee amputee

What should you do next?

If you meet any of these criteria then you could well be on your way to a Paralympic medal. Please register your details so we can get in touch with you.

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