Our adaptive rowing program offers rowing shells, instruction, and adaptations for rowing and sculling on the Connecticut River.
- This page, Adaptive rowing, is offered by
- Universal Access Program
- Department of Conservation & Recreation
Learn to row or scull with Stephanie Moore of Holyoke Rows. Enjoy exercising on the Connecticut River, or train for competition.
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Adaptive rowing programs
Our adaptive rowing programs use specialized equipment, modifications, and adaptations to meet your needs while rowing or sculling. Instruction, adaptations, and staff support are all provided.
Adaptive rowing programs are offered on Thursdays by appointment, from June–October. To see the current program schedule and register for current programs, please visit our adaptive program schedule. If you would like to get on our mailing list to find out about upcoming rowing opportunities, please contact us.
These programs are free, but you will need to pre-register and meet our essential eligibility criteria for rowing. Contact Stephanie Moore of Holyoke Rows to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 320-3134.
You can try rowing with one oar or sculling with two oars. Outriggers make your shell more stable in the water and help prevent tip-overs. Seats with high backs offer you more support.
Double shells allow you to share a boat with an instructor, and single shells allow you to row on your own when you are ready. Experienced rowers can also join together in a team in shells with four or eight seats.
The FrontRower allows you to row or scull while facing forward. You have three options for how to use the FrontRower: hands only, feet only, and hands and feet combined.
The FrontRower is comfortable and easier to use than conventional rowing or sculling. A large padded seat with backrest gives you comfort and support. Your oars lift and dip, feather and square, and return to the front automatically.
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