Woman with spinal cord injury doing adapted rowing on a river

Jenny, C6-7 spinal cord injury

Jenny is a 30-year survivor of a C6-7 spinal cord injury. One of the many ways she stays physically active is by rowing with the adapted rowing team of the Louisville Rowing Club in Louisville, Ky. In the video she is rowing in the Bayada Regatta, an adaptive rowing competition in Philadelphia, PA in 2019. She uses a fixed seat, a chest strap, gloves that assist with gripping the oars, and she rows with an able-bodied partner. Check out her helpful and inspiring blog at https://jennysmithrollson.com.

The adaptive rowing team meets on the water in Louisville from May through October. Indoor lessons are provided during the Winter. Contact program director Randy Mills at 502-419-0033 or randy.mills0033@yahoo.com. Participants of all abilities are welcome. Rowing is a sport for everyone.