Identifying Potential Paralympians

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Identifying Potential Paralympians. In 15 minutes…. Familiarise you with the world of Paralympic Rowing Try and show you how you might identify someone in your club who has the potential to be a Paralympian. Challenge your thoughts on being open to rowers with disabilities .
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Identifying Potential Paralympians In 15 minutes…
  • Familiarise you with the world of Paralympic Rowing
  • Try and show you how you might identify someone in your club who has the potential to be a Paralympian
  • Challenge your thoughts on being open to rowers with disabilities
  • At the London Games… 4th Arms and Shoulders Gold Trunk and Arms 4th Legs, Trunk & Arms The British Population and Eligibility Severe Disability No Disability The British Population and Eligibility Potential Paralympians Arms & shoulders (AS) Trunk and Arms (TA) Legs, Trunk and arms (LTA) Ineligible Severe Disability No Disability AS/TA Rowers
  • More visible disability (noticeable walking impairment/wheelchair)
  • Unable to use a sliding seat (TA)
  • Unable to use trunk to propel a boat due to flexibility or control (AS)
  • LTA Rowers Arthritic condition Visual impairment Clubfoot/ Fused ankle Congenital defect of the hand/3 finger amputation Identifying an LTA Rower... …Especially those already in your club!
  • Medical questionnaires of rowers when they join
  • Limitations when carrying out gym/rowing related movements eg. Squatting
  • Want to check someone is eligible? Get in touch! [email protected] 07500 045 149 Do they have potential?
  • Ask yourself the same question?
  • Do they have the potential to be competitive in your squad? (LTA)
  • 1km Ergo Times
  • (TA/AS – Tall, Long Arms, Athletic, Strong) What if you find someone? Get in touch! [email protected] 07500 045 149 What if someone approaches you without potential?
  • Is everyone in your club an Olympic Rower?
  • What if you aren’t sure how to integrate someone/don’t have the right equipment?
  • Ask for advice – Me, or British Rowing
  • Get them started on an ergo
  • – BUCS Indoor events
  • Explore the option of loan equipment
  • Apply for a grant
  • It does not have to be labour intensive or expensive! Final Thoughts have the right equipment?
  • Hopefully you know who to contact! – ME!
  • Hopefully you are more open to someone with a disability joining your club
  • Hopefully we can change this statistic:
  • 173,379 people with a disability in British Universities Less than 1% involved in sport Any questions? have the right equipment? Get in touch! [email protected] 07500 045 149
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