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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, and gloves that assist with gripping the oars. She also rows with an able-bodied partner. Check out her helpful and inspiring blog. 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 Participants of all abilities are welcome. Rowing is a sport for everyone.

Jenny Smith Rowing on river