Performance > Para Rowing
Para-rowing in Wales has had success at Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, through the likes of James Roberts. James was supported and developed through City of Swansea Rowing Club and Swansea University Rowing Club. Recently, Welsh rower Ben Pritchard made his GB debut in the PR1 class, and set a World Record at the Welsh Indoors in 2018.
We are able to support Para Athletes within all of our squads. Our coaching team are trained and experienced in coaching Para Athletes. Our facilities and boats are adaptable for Para needs.
We are always looking to enable those with a disability to access our sport, and how we can support para-rowers to make the steps towards GB vests. This video talks about John Prosser, Invictus medallist and para rower.
Ben Pritchard, PR1 World Record Holder from Swansea, is currently training in Wales targeting the paralympics, his story is here.
How to get involved:
No previous experience is necessary, you just need to meet these requirements.
For Para Rowing Classifications click here.
For more information or to get involved with Para Rowing, see the British Rowing Website