Adaptive junior Sebastian Johnson At Marlow was recently featured in the magazine “My Future Choices” for disabled youngsters and the people who support them. He wrote the article himself and it provides a useful perspective on the sport from one its junior athletes:
- “My name is Sebastian Johnson and I am 16 years old. I’d like to tell you how adaptive rowing – that’s rowing for those with disabilities – has enabled me to compete in regattas and indoor rowing championships. I have a visual impairment and left side weakness following a brain injury when I was a baby. Ball sports are hard for me and this left me feeling rather left out at primary school when my friends were football mad. I am very active and love being outside so I was keen to find a club sport I could enjoy and feel part of a team…I am PR3 which means I use my trunk, arms and legs to row, but have disabilities which make it harder. It has been great getting to know other adaptive rowers both at Marlow and other clubs – adaptive rowers are a very friendly and supportive bunch! I would really recommend adaptive rowing to anyone with a disability – it’s a great feeling racing along on the water and being part of a club. Adaptive rowing is growing fast and I am proud to be part of it.”
Here is a link to the full article.