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Community Rowing, Inc.is an approved USOC Paralympic Sports Club offering recreational and competitive programs for people with physical and cognitive challenges.

Para Rowing at CRI provides individuals with physical and cognitive challenges an opportunity to be a part of a rowing community that values teamwork, self-determination, and commitment to personal goals. Through the sport of rowing, people of all abilities become athletes, learn to take risks, develop confidence, and enjoy the benefits of learning together in a community that supports a healthy lifestyle.

CRI has a dedicated coaching and volunteer staff trained to work with adaptive athletes to provide a high-challenge/high-support environment using specialized equipment designed to meet the needs of adaptive rowers.

Please check out our Beginning Para Rowing classes, General Adaptive, and Advanced Para Rowing programs, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Para Rowing Coordinator. Programs are year-round, with open enrollment at the beginning of each spring, summer, fall, and winter sessions.


Thank you to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for selecting us to support our para program, which empowers people living with disabilities, including paralysis.


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Impacts and Honors

  • CRI Para Athletes participate annually in the World Indoor Rowing Championships, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and Masters Nationals.
  • CRI is the official training center for the U.S. PR3 (legs, trunk, and arms) 4+.
  • CRI is a USOC Rings of Gold Award recipient and a three-time recipient of the US Rowing Association’s Club of the Year award


  Regatta Date Location Type Group


US Rowing NE Youth Championships

Mayor's Cup




Worcester, MA

Worcester, MA

Brighton, MA



Youth Inclusion


Youth HPG

Youth Rowing

Summer Methuen City Sprints 7/28/18 Methuen, MA Open, Para, Inclusion All

CRI Fall Classic

Head of the Charles Regatta*



Brighton, MA

Cambridge, MA

Open, Para, Inclusion

Para, Inclusion**


HPG, Inclusion Racing

*HOCR has limited entries that are based on previous performance or regatta lottery

**Only open to athletes with race experience. Based on coach’s discretion.