2011 Paralympic Experience

 This one day event sponsored by “Texas Rowing For All~ Paralympics Sport Club, Texas Rowing Center; Seton Brain & Spine Rehabilitation; US Tennis Association; and the US Olympic-Paralympic Committee.  The Paralympic Experience is an opportunity for citizens with disabilities and community members at large to learn and participate in several water-based sports: kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, adaptive tennis, handcycling.  Rowing and equipment demonstrations will be held, along with other activities.  The Paralympic Experience was offered to all registered attendees as a free event.

 Event included: on-land participation and on-water participation at beautiful Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas.  Registered participants will have opportunities to learn basic elements of paddling in a kayak or canoe; watch rowing demonstrations;  introduction to ergometers (rowing machines); introduction to hand cycling;  participate in adaptive & wheelchair tennis.

Paralympic Competitive Rowing Team Mates: Greg and Dinesh at the Paralympic Experience Event, July 16, 2011


Emily finds handcycling a lot of fun with the help of volunteer George McDiarmid



Jose tries his skills in a kayak on Lady Bird Lake

Randy Rosens signing (ASL) with participants










TRFA's Volunteers: People who make it happen!!

Randy Dean, TRFA adaptive rower explains the process to David & Matt


INTEL of Austin provides the bulk of our volunteers for the Paralympic Experience. Thanks Intel !!!!