Rowing Opportunities

Athletes Without Limits offers athletes with intellectual impairment the opportunity to compete in mainstream national and international rowing events. Rowing is one of several sports with emerging opportunities for athletes with intellectual disability to compete at a high level at Local, Regional, National and International events.  If you are interested please contact us.

Join the Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
Athletes Without Limits’ integrated Rowing Team partners with USRowing, US Paralympic Military & Veterans Programs, DC Strokes and area High Schools to offer both indoor (ergometer) and on-water rowing out of the Anacostia Community Boathouse. If you live in the DC, Maryland or Virginia area and are interested in participating in our learn-to-row or competitive programs check out our DC Sports Hub & Website. 

2019 Featured Rowing Events

INAS LogoINAS Indoor Cyber Rowing Video Competition
As the US Member of Inas, Athletes Without Limits is excited to host the INAS Indoor Rowing Cyber Championships – a new initiative from the INAS Rowing Committee that aims to make the sport more accessible to a greater number of rowers with intellectual impairment. Athletes with Inas Provisional/National level eligibility in the II1, II2 and II3 sport classes have from January 15 to March 31, 2019 to submit performances by video in various ergometer events. Learn more at: www.athleteswithoutlimits.org/event/2019-inas-cyber-rowing

Global Games LogoINAS Global Games Brisbane 2019
Athletes Without Limits is actively recruiting athletes to travel with and compete on the US Team October 11-19, 2019. The indoor and on-water Rowing competitions at this event are open to athletes with International Level Eligibility in the Inas II1 Sports Class for Intellectual Disability. Download the US Team Guide and submit our Athlete Interest Form from our Global Games US Team webpage at: http://www.athleteswithoutlimits.org/globalgames.

Visit our National Calendar and DC Sports Calendar for more events.

INAS Rowing with Athletes Without Limits
(Inas) introduced indoor rowing (on ergometers) as a demonstration sport at the 2009 Global Games where US swimmer Gail Morning ranked in the top 12 on the 1,000m ergometer challenge. Since then the sport has grown to include on-water racing.  Athletes Without Limits organizes trips to Inas rowing events based on interest. Athletes must apply for Inas Eligibility. Competitions are held according to the rules of and officiated by the World Rowing (FISA) and Inas.

World Rowing (FISA) & Paralympic Rowing (Coxed 4)
In addition to INAS rowing competitions, there are World Rowing (FISA) sanctioned rowing events (on water) that are open to INAS-registered athletes. The International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) promotes the inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities into mainstream rowing world championships by including an adaptive rowing classification for a mixed coxed four for athletes with intellectual disability (LTAIDMix4+) racing 1,000 meters. Read more about adaptive rowing at FISA’s website.

Other Rowing Opportunities throughout the US
Athletes Without Limits supports the identification and development of US rowers with intellectual disability in mainstream rowing. The USRowing website provides a list of rowing clubs by area. Interested athletes should register for a learn to row (sweep boats) program at their local rowing club. The website also contains information on how to qualify for the US National Teams. Please contact us if you know of or need help finding opportunities for rowers with intellectual disability to train and compete. For a complete list of USRowing Events which may offer opportunities for para athletes with intellectual impairment visit: www.usrowing.org.

Meet the Athletes

Rowing Staff/Volunteers

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Rowing Program Director & Head Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Dan Voigtsberger

Dan Voigtsberger

Senior Assistant Rowing Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Jacobi Stalica-Galeano

Jacobi Stalica-Galeano

Assistant Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Josh Martini

Josh Martini

Assistant Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Esther Lofgren

Esther Lofgren

Olympic Gold Medalist & Volunteer Rowing Coach
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