CRI has been home to the US Para Rowing National Team since 2013, earning five silver medals and one gold over the last five years at the World Rowing Championships and Paralympic Games, including the silver medal for the PR3 4+ in Rio in 2016. 

In April 2019 USRowing announced it opened the USRowing Para Training Center - Boston in association with Community Rowing, Inc., creating the first national training center for rowers with disabilities in the United States.

Athletes who meet competitive standards for Olympic and Paralympic development may apply to be part of the USRowing Para National Team Training Center at CRI. Athletes will train for competition at National Selection Regattas, US Elite Nationals, National Team Trials, and selected other regattas in preparation for ultimate international competition at the World Rowing Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Experienced coaches with a strong track record of winning medals in international competition, including:

  •  gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria

  • State-of-the-art indoor training facilities, including an air-conditioned weight room, sliders, dynamic ergs, and other custom rowing equipment

  • Full fleet of elite racing shells for open and para athletes

  • Employment: Community Rowing has several coaching positions available year round that are ideal for US Senior Team candidates. Athletes may also work in administrative roles at CRI on a part-time or hourly basis.

Athletes must have a US Sport Classification of PR1, PR2, or PR3 to be eligible, and meet all other requirements of CRI membership.

For more information about the USRowing Para National Team, go to the USRowing Para-rowing National Team page 

If you have questions, please contact:  

CRI Para and Military Manager Raphi Tayvah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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