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Para Rowing provides athletes with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment the opportunity to be active on the water, get involved in a fun and friendly club environment, and participate in a variety of competitions. Para rowing is suitable for a wide range of disabilities, including (but not limited to) paraplegia, autism, visual impairment, blindness, cerebral palsy, amputee, intellectual impairment, spina bifida, Downs syndrome, and hearing impairment.

Rowing is a unique activity in its ability to be adapted to a wide range of disability degrees and types and to allow both muscular strengthening and improved cardiovascular fitness. Equipment is customized to the individual, and individuals are classified for competition as below:

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