Adaptive Rowing

Aquatic sports provide a unique opportunity for individuals with disabilities to access the beauty of the natural environment, achieve personal fitness goals, augment their medical treatments and physical therapy, expand their social network, and become part of a team of committed athletes and coaches.



The SORA Adaptive program began in 2008 when we began a partnership with the American Council for the Blind in developing a
program to introduce rowing to individuals with visual impairments as well as to provide information and education to empower these individuals and their families to pursue the sport in their local communities.

After much success with this pioneering endeavor, SORA began the development of our “Oar-tism” program. This program was designed to introduce children with autism, Asperger’s, learning and intellectual disabilities to rowing and to provide physical fitness, educational, and social opportunities to this underserved portion of the population.

South Orlando Rowing Association
10524 Moss Park Rd.
Suite 204-611
Orlando, FL 32832


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Justin M. Lednar:



• Bronze Medal in 2012 London Paralympic Games
• Gold Medal in the 2011 Rowing World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia
• Two qualifying adaptive athletes for the US National Adaptive Rowing Team
• Partnerships with USRowing, Walter Reed Hospital, Athletes without Limits