RCR is excited to offer adaptive rowing here in RVA. We work with Sportable  in facilitating rowing for over 30 para athletes! We are also offering a high-performance adaptive rowing program for para rowers interested in training for national and international regattas. We offer competitive coaching, full training plans, elite equipment, and an approach that is tailored to each individual athlete.

*All Spring Rowing is Suspended due to COVID-19 until deemed safe to resume. Any questions should be directed to Tim Nesselrodt at tim@rowrva.org. Further information will be distributed as it arrives.* 

Elite Adaptive
We serve a wide range of athletes from new rowers, to elite competitive athletes. One of our athletes, Taylor Roberts, is training with an eye on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Taylor has competed at multiple national and international races including National Team Trials, Head of the Charles, Dad Vails, and World Indoor Championships. She continues to race and train toward being the best in the world!

Collegiate Adaptive
RCR has teamed up with the University of Richmond Crew Team and VCU Crew Teams to offer collegiate adaptive rowing. We worked with the UR Team to put Cole Sydnor on the water as the first adaptive rowing member of the UR Crew Team. He was officially the first ever PR1 rower to race at the collegiate level when he raced at the Rockett’s Landing Collegiate Regatta. Cole was then invited to the National Invitational Rowing Championships in Worchester, MA where he represented the UR Crew Team at the National level.

We are proud to say Taylor Roberts raced in Philadelphia at the 80th Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta as the first ever para rowing champion. Dad Vail is one of the oldest and the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. We are proud to have been part of the start of collegiate para rowing!

Equipment
RCR is devoted to treating athletes as athletes. We take this approach in everything we do including our adaptive equipment. RCR is dedicated to providing our athletes the best equipment we can find. Each athlete has their equipment tailored to their individual needs and preferences.

Join Our Team
Interested in joining or volunteering? Send us an email at rowrva@gmail.com, or feel free to contact us through the link in the site. We want to see you in Orange!