What is Para Rowing?

Adaptive rowing is rowing or sculling for rowers with a disability who meet the criteria set out in the adaptive rowing classification regulations. Adaptive implies that the equipment is “adapted” to the user to practice the sport, rather than the sport being “adapted” to the user.

Learn more about para rowing on the Paralympic Canada website. 

Nova Scotia para rowing athlete winning a World's gold medal with his crew

Para rowing classifications include single, double and a crew of four. The classifications for para rowing are: legs, trunk and arms (PR1), trunks and arms (PR2), and arms and shoulders (PR3). 

visual of the para rowing classifications

Antigonish Rowing Club

Contact: Katie Edwards
[email protected]

Halifax Rowing Club

Halifax Northwest Arm (St. Mary's Boat Club)

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxRowingClub/

Contact: [email protected]

rower on northwest arm during sunset

North Star Rowing, Lake Banook

Contact: Peter Webster
[email protected]

For more information about rowing programs, contact: 
Patrick Thompson
e. [email protected]
t. 902-425-5450 ext. 357