Balmain Para-Rowing Program Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association established to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities in the sport of rowing.
The program was specifically set up to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in the sport of rowing and become involved in the rowing community. We provide para-rowers with tuition and training to develop the skills necessary to row and enjoy the sport recreationally and/or competitively, developing a pathway to achieving excellence in rowing.
The program has supported athletes from Balmain Rowing Club for ten years, and caters for athletes with a range of physical disabilities. We have been highly successful both locally and internationally, from novice level through to Paralympic representation.
As a sport, rowing requires dedication, resilience, the ability to work (or learn to work) as a team and assists in developing self-confidence. The health and social benefits of the sport are immense as the para-rowers overcome their daily challenges, giving a new direction and purpose to their lives and inspiring those around them with their courage and determination.