British Rowing Guide to Adaptive Rowing

24 Jun

British Rowing published its “Adaptive Rowing Club Guide” covering all aspects of adaptive and pararowing from starting a programme to running regatta events. I was pleased to help with the drafting and editing of this much need resource (and the guide references Adaptive Rowing UK as a useful resource itself).

Below is the Table of Contents which shows the breadth of its coverage:

  • Section 1 -Introduction to adaptive rowing
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Aims of the guide
    • 1.3 Why consider adaptive rowing
  • ·Section 2 -Getting started
    • 2.1 Where to start
    • 2.2 Promoting your offer
      • Marketing, promotion and communications
      • Organisations to approach
    • 2.3 Planning and scheduling
      • Mixed ability rowing
      • Indoor rowing
      • On the water
    • 2.4Key points on getting started
  • Section 3 -Access considerations
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Access audits
    • 3.3 Improving accessibility
      • Access to your clubhouse
    • Access to the water
  • ·Section 4 -Safety and welfare
    • 4.1 Safety issues
      • Risk assessments
      • Capsize and recovery
      • Safety launches
      • Other considerations
    • 4.2Rower welfare
  • Section 5 -Technical aspects
    • 5.1 Coaching considerations
    • 5.2 Equipment
      • Adaptive indoor rowing
      • Boats
      • Rigging
  • ·Section 6 -Competitions and events
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Classifications
    • 6.3 Organising competitions
  • ·Appendices
    • Appendix A – Key research findings 53
    • Appendix B – Definitions, language and terminology
    • Appendix C – Guidance on interacting with disabled people
    • Appendix D – Links to useful information
  • Appendix E – Access audit template

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