Adaptive Rowing

The Indianapolis Rowing Center is proud to offer rowing to the physically challenged individuals in the Indianapolis community.  IRC has acquired adaptive equipment through a Christopher Reeve Foundation grant allowing us to teach on the indoor rowing machines and then provide on-the-water rowing opportunities.

Adaptive rowing at the Indianapolis Rowing Center began in 2011 with a Learn to Row clinic for all individuals with a disability.

Adaptive Rowing Coach

Sue Gath -


Within adaptive rowing, there are subdivisions called classifications. Currently, there are four categories for adaptive rowers based on a functional classification system:

  • AS - arms and shoulders
  • TA - trunk and arms
  • LTA - legs, trunk, and arms
  • LTAIDMix4+ - since the 2010 World Championships the legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four for intellectually disabled