Sport-by-sport - Adaptive Rowing
|Chief Executive||Kate Burt|
|Performance Director||David Tanner|
|Funding Award (2009-2013)||£2,332,300|
|London 2012 Performance||1 Gold|
|Athletes on World Class Performance Programme||11|
|Past Performances||Paralympic Games, Beijing, 2008: Gold (2) Men's and Women's adaptive single scull; Bronze (1) Adaptive mixed coxed four|
|Press Officer||Caroline Searle|
|Press Officer tel||01225 443 998 or 07831 755 351|
|National governing body||British Rowing|
Adaptive rowing made its Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008. UK Sport had responded by providing £1.3million of investment for the sport over the Beijing cycle (2005-09), helping to achieve success at the Games, with the squad winning two gold medals and a bronze in Beijing.
For London 2012 investment rose to £2.3million in recognition of the medal potential within the sport, and 11 athletes are now receiving Athlete Personal Awards designed to allow them to focus more of their time on training and competing.
One of those athletes is Paralympic gold medallist, Tom Aggar, who has benefitted from UK Sport support.
Adaptive Rowing Head Coach Tom Dyson works closely with Tom Aggar and he has honed his skills on UK Sport’s Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme (ECAP).
ECAP is geared towards coaches emerging on the international scene and they are mentored by an established world class coach.
Nick Beighton is a more recent recruit to the adaptive rowing squad after being helped in to the sport through the UK Sport and British Paralympic Association Talent ID programme, Paralympic Potential, and the Ministry of Defence’s Battle Back scheme.
Nick is a serving Captain in the British Army with the Royal Engineers. In October 2009 he was injured whilst fighting in Afghanistan and he decided to try his hand at rowing to prove that his disability was not an obstacle to him achieving new things.
Paralympic Potential was a campaign launched in October 2009 to coincide with 1000 days to go to the start of the Paralympic Games. It was seeking sportsmen and women with the potential to become Paralympic champions in 2012.
Lily van den Broecke (cox)