Adaptive Rowing


Capital Rowing Club created the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program to introduce the sport of rowing, through its community-based rowing programs, to individuals with disabilities including spinal cord injuries, amputations, and visual and cognitive impairments.

Upcoming Events

Capital Adaptive is currently gearing up for summer racing. We’re on the water Mondays, Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Come row with us! Email Meagan McAllister at

Volunteer With Us!

Want to row with our athletes? Sign up here.

Are you a grant writer? Want to help us write grants to sponsor our athletes? Email

Meet One of Our Athletes, Joe Tezak:

The Program

In keeping with its proud tradition of community involvement, Capital Rowing Club started the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program in 2009. Now in its seventh year, the Program’s focus is introducing adaptive athletes to recreational and competitive rowing in sculling boats.

Capital Adaptive has been working closely with its partners – the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Rehabilitation Hospital, and the U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Sport Program– to build a program to serve the Washington area’s population of disabled military veterans and civilians. In a very short amount of time, we are able to get our athletes on the water to enjoy the rehabilitative benefits of rowing.


To learn more, contact Meagan McAllister at

If you would like to volunteer with Capital Adaptive, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Michele Woolbert to, or visit us on Facebook.

To learn more about the U.S. Paralympic Sport Clubs Network, please click here.