Bair Island Aquatic Center Changing Lives for the Better
By Maeve Berry • December 20, 2018
Every year, rowing is becoming more inclusive than the last. More than 60 USRowing member organizations now offer adaptive rowing, one of those being Bair Island Aquatic Center in Redwood City, Calif.
The club recently became a partner with Freedom Rows, opening its boathouse doors to disabled veterans and members of the armed services. In including an adaptive program, BIAC is helping USRowing’s mission to expand rowing opportunities for more disabled youth, injured service members, military veterans and individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Bringing vigor into adaptive rowing, Alice Henderson is a sculling and adaptive program coach as well as the adaptive program lead at BIAC. Her rowing experience dates back to 1982, as she competed for the University of Washington and Team USA at the Pan American Games. Her passion for the sport lead her to become a coach and a referee, eventually leading her to the club.
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