Seize The Oar is a proud partner with US Rowing and the Veterans Administration on this program designed to get disabled veterans and members of the armed services into rowing.

Through the Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces (ASG Program), USRowing partners with VA rehabilitation hospitals and USRowing member organizations like Seize The Oar across the United States.

Primary Goals of Freedom Rows

  • Increase the number of disabled veterans participating and competing in adaptive and para-rowing categories.
  • Provide expert training and technical assistance in adaptive rowing to VA adaptive sports program managers, community rowing coaches and instructors, and VA recreational therapists.
  • Provide outreach coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, FISA-certified training of classifiers, adaptive rowing program development, adaptive rowing equipment, evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program.

If you or someone you want to refer is a veteran or member of armed services, please send them our way!  Email or call 206-854-1267.  All abilities welcome.