Program Information

 
At Texas Rowing For All we have many different types of programs and activities to choose from. 
We welcome you to join us, sponsor us, or simply come on down to the docks and observe us.   
Click on the following LINKS, to find detailed information on our many Programs: 

Veterans ~Wounded Warrior Military Crew

The Veteran/Wounded Warrior Military Crew is comprised of veterans of military services and active service members from Central Texas who are interested in learning how to row and kayak.  One of our Wounded Warriors recently competed in the World Rowing Championships and went on to make the US Paralympic team.  If you are a veteran or active service member & want to learn to row, we welcome you!  Click the Wounded Warrior link above to find out more.

Community Adaptive Rowing Program

Every week adults with disabilities from the greater Austin area gather to row in team boats and single under the guidance of a certified & experienced rowing coach.  This Community Adaptive Crew meets at the same time as the Veteran / Wounded Warrior Military crew . Both crews are recreational and competitive geared. 

Dangerous Athletes Rowing Program

Young adults with intellectual disabilities participate in twice weekly intensive coached rowing programs.  The purpose of Dangerous Athletes is to increase participant’s rowing skills & technique under the guidance of a fun and motivational rowing coach.   The crew not only rows together, but gather often for other on & off water activities.  Additionally, the Dangerous Athletes can be found at local, regional and national regattas racing and competing in several rowing categories.   Click on: Dangerous Athletes  to learn more.

Rock the Boat Paddling Program

Rock the Boat has been a very successful initiative by Texas Rowing For All working in partnership with Austin Parks & Recreation’s McBeth Center for Youth & Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.   Rock the Boat is geared to help participants of all ages socialize, recreate and just have fun while paddling on Lady Bird Lake.  Individuals participating in Rock the Boat have been introduced to kayaking, canoeing, outrigger canoes, stand-up-paddling and rowing.  Check out the Rock the Boat link for photos and more information.

Masters Competitive Crew

Maters Competitive Crew is inclusion in practice! –an opportunity for adults with physical disabilities to intergrate into the non-adaptive rowing programs held at Texas Rowing Center and the Austin rowing community.  These athletes compete at local, regional, and world regattas with outstanding success.  One of our athletes has won twice the World Indoor Rowing Championships and recently placed 4th at the World Rowing Championship and is slotted to participate in the London Olympic/Paralympic Games.   

Texas School of Deaf & Hearing Impaired Crew

High school students from the Texas School of the Deaf Crew participate once weekly during the academic year in coed sessions learning to row and learning to kayak.  Students are deaf or hearing impaired and volunteers/staff are on-site to interpret.  

Texas School of Blind & Visually Impaired Crew

Texas Rowing For All and The Texas School of the Blind work in partnership to offer once a week rowing sessions with our fantastic coaching staff and volunteers.  The focus of the classes is to build confidence, independence while having fun on the water. See the link for more info.

Special Olympics: Kayak Team

Adults with developmental disabilities are training for regional Special Olympic competition in kayak racing.  The team practices their technique and speed on Lady Bird Lake.   TRFA has a Special Olympics certified kayak coach who leads the sessions and coaches at Special Olympic Kayak Team competitions.  

 Learn to Row & One-to-One

One-on-one is an opportunity for private coaching in a variety of water sports for persons with disabilities that need individualized attention and training.   Participants working with a Texas Rowing For All instructor/coach develop goals and adaptive equipment modifications (if needed) are handled. The Learn-to-Row page contains a lot of helpful information and answers a lot of frequently asked questions about what to expect.  Make sure to check out this page if you are new to water sports.