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Three Rivers Rowing Adaptive Programs offer athletes age 12+ with disabilities across the chance to enjoy sport of rowing. The program is located, on the Allegheny River near downtown Pittsburgh, allowing participants and volunteers the opportunity to explore the revitalized waterways and shoreline of our beautiful city. No prior experience necessary!


2019 Summer Registration Infromation:

Athletes can sign-up by emailing Danielle at

Volunteers can sign-up by emailing Danielle at


2019 Practice Schedule

Indoor Practice Schedule


Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-11:00am


Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm


Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-11:00am


Outdoor Practice Schedule

June 2nd-August 15th*

Recreational and Competitive Session:

Tuesday: 3:30pm-5:30pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 3:30pm-5:30pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00am
*No practice the week of July 4th

September 6th-October 3rd

Competitive Only Session:

Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00am


2019 Race Schedule:

January 26th: Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints – Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
February 23th: North Allegheny Sprints – Marshall Middle School – Wexford, PA
August 17th: Bayada Regatta – Schuylkill River – Philadelphia, PA
October 5-6th: Head of the Ohio – Pittsburgh, PA
December 7th: Central Catholic Biathlon – Pittsburgh, PA


Rowing Classifications:

PR1 (Previously AS)

For athletes with limited trunk control.  The shells these athletes row have fixed seats and pontoons for stability, and the rower is strapped to the fixed seat both at the waist and at the upper chest level, to allow only shoulder and arm movements. The PR1 1x for men and women is the focus in this category for international competition.

PR2 (Previously TA)

For athletes who are able to use only their trunk muscles.  The shells used by these athletes generally have fixed seats and pontoons for added stability, and sculling is most common. The PR2 Mixed 2x is the focus in this category for international competition.

PR3 (Previously LTA)

For athletes who are able to use at least one leg, their trunk, and their arms, and for those with visual impairments or cognitive impairments.  PR3 athletes typically row in standard sculling or sweep shells with sliding seats, with the option of adding pontoons for extra stability. The PR3 Mixed 4+ is the focus in this category for international competition.


Who can participate?

Age: 12 years and above
Skill Level: Novice to Elite

Interested in Volunteering?

Assisting Athletes in all realms of practices and races (indoor and outdoors)Volunteers continue to serve as the backbone of our Adaptive Programs.  These individuals help in various ways including, but not limited to:

  • Equipment alterations and/or maintenance
  • Guiding/Coaching Technique
  • Dragonboating or Rowing

*For more information please contact our Director of Outreach Danielle Roger.