Monday Meet The Rower – Stephen Lawler

Monday Meet The Rower – Stephen Lawler

Stephen approached the Australian Paralympic Committee to inquire about an appropriate rowing club that specialised in working with physically diverse athletes so he could follow his dream of learning to row with the aim of getting to selection in the near future. Stephen called and we were delighted to say come on down ! He joined the program in 2018 following this inquiry and we have been thrilled by his dedication and quick learning. His weekly training is impressive with him  on the water four times a week followed by  a minimum of two gym sessions. He’s moving well, learning quickly…
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Wednesday words of Wisdom – Racing on an even playing field

Wednesday words of Wisdom – Racing on an even playing field

We asked ourselves when we first started the program why it is that PR2 and PR1 para athletes are seemingly discriminated against by being made to row heavy wide hulled boats that lack the ability to run, that provide no moment where the skill and technique of that rower is given the opportunity to shine at competition. We investigated what was behind the heavy hulls. Was it a terrible accident that occurred during training or competition where a PR2 or PR1 para rower was further injured or was it that the thinner lighter hulled boats caused more physical discomfort. We…
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