Adaptive Classifier Course & Athlete Classification – CRI

USRowing will be offering an adaptive classifier course and athlete classification at Community Rowing, Inc., on April 21-22, 2018. This event is for medical or technical candidates who would like to receive their USA Classifier certification to become a member of a two-person USA Classification Panel. Space is limited to 18 participants, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. This event also is an opportunity for adaptive athletes to become a USA Classified athlete.

Classification Course: Saturday April 21-22, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Athlete Classification: Sunday, April 22, 2018, ONLY (appointments scheduled as part of course)

Lunch Provided: Please e-mail Debbie Arenberg, USRowing Adaptive Programs Development Specialist, with any food restrictions at

Location: Community Rowing, Inc. 20 Nonantum Rd, Brighton, MA 02135.


Classifier Candidates must have the following qualifications.

Medical Classifier:

  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

Technical Classifier:

  • Current/former rowing coach
  • Rower
  • Sport scientist, with rowing experience
  • Other, with rowing experience

Please bring your copy of the Classifier Course Manual to class.


Para Athletes:  Please register at the link above and have all prerequisite medical documentation with you. You must submit your medical documentation to Liz Soutter at at least 30 days prior to classification. Medical documentation must be reviewed and signed (by a doctor) prior to classification or Athlete Classification will remain under review until completed. E-mail Deb Arenberg (see below) to schedule your classification time slot. For instructional purposes, you may be asked to participate in more than one session.

Click here to download the classification paperwork for athlete with Physical Impairment.

Click here to download the classification paperwork for athlete with Visual Impairment.

Click here to learn more about US Para Classification eligibility.

Click here for additional information on eligible impairments and minimum impairment criteria for Para Rowing.


Contact: Debbie Arenberg, Adaptive Programs Development Specialist,

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