Come Try Day for Para Athletes at the Ottawa Rowing Club

July 12, 2013

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Ottawa, Ont. (July 13, 2013)-The Ottawa Rowing Club will host a ComeTry Day for anyone with disabilities that fit the AS, TA, or LTA sport classification on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

The Ottawa Rowing Club is recruiting athletes for the competitive Para Rowing program. While anyone with a disability can come and try the sport, we are specifically focused on athletes aged 15 to 35 and that fit into one of three sport classes in Para Rowing - Arms and Shoulders (AS), Trunk and Arms (TA), or Legs, Trunk, and Arms (LTA). The LTA class includes athletes with visual impairments and physical disabilities. More information on the sport classes can be found at - http://cdnpararowing.org/category/classification/

The competitive Para Rowing program is geared towards young men and women interested in competing nationally, and for some, competing internationally. Rowing is in the Summer Paralympics and is a power oriented aerobic sport. Para Rowing is excellent cross-training for Winter Paralympic sports such as sledge hockey and Para Nordic skiing, and Para-alpine skiing.  

The ComeTry Day will take place at the Ottawa Rowing Club, 10 Lady Grey Drive, Ottawa Ont. To participate there will be a $20.00 fee to cover the RowOntario and Rowing Canada Insurance. Participants should wear snug fitting clothing athletic clothing, socks, and a hat.

About Ottawa Rowing Club
The Ottawa Rowing Club has recently welcomed Paul Hawksworth as the director of the ORC adaptive Rowing program. Paul is currently the Program Manager for the National Para Rowing Team at Rowing Canada. The club has an accessible waterfront and facility with new Para rowing boats and equipment. The Ottawa Rowing Club is Canada's oldest rowing club, the ORC is also one of the country's largest with close to 1,000 members. The club offers programs for everyone from competitive junior, senior, adaptive and masters athletes, university and high school rowers, recreational rowers of all skills levels, an adult rowing league, a popular learn-to-row program and a summer youth day camp for young people 12-17 interesting in rowing as beginners or at a more advanced level.

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For more information:

Paul Hawksworth
Ottawa Rowing Club Adaptive Program Director
phawksworth@rowingcanada.org