The AWL/DC Strokes/Veteran Leaders Integrated Rowing Team is proud to be one of the largest Freedom Rows programs in the US.

Freedom Rows is USRowing’s national program dedicated to changing lives for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces. The goal of the program is to promote inclusion of disabled veterans in adaptive and para-rowing events via assistance from experts and coaches, who have tailored plans to help these veterans get on the water, fall in love with the sport and compete at the highest levels.

The program is funded by the Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces (ASG Program). Since its inception in 2014, Freedom Rows has grown to more than 30 programs serving an average of 1,000 veterans each year. Learn more at: