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2023 Virtus Global Games (France)

Starts: June 4, 2023
Ends: June 10, 2023
Location: Vichy, France
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Virtus has announced that the sixth edition of the Global Games will be held in Vichy, France from June 4-10, 2023. The Global Games is world’s largest elite sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment. Athletes from Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania will perform across ten main sports including indoor and on-water rowing. Information about eligibility and qualification for Athletes Without Limits US Team will be posted on the AWL National website.

2022 Bayada Regatta

Date: August 21, 2022
Location: Philadelphia PA

AWL Rowing looks forward to competing at the 39th BAYADA Regatta on Saturday August 13, 2022 at the Temple University Boathouse.


Athletes Without Limits Rowing is one of three organizations chosen to receive funds raised by Concept2’s 2022 Juneteenth Challenge. Anyone with an online logbook at can row, ski or ride on June 19th to participate in the challenge. Learn more about Juneteenth and the Challenge at:

2022 Stonewall Regatta

Date: June 5, 2022
Location: Washington DC
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AWL Rowing is excited to kick off the summer racing season back on the water at our local Stonewall Regatta. Visit our News page for results!

ABOUT: The DC Strokes Rowing Club has held a Masters sprint regatta for 28 years. For the past two years we have held virtual events but we are excited to be holding an on the water event this year. Join us June 5, 2022 for a great day of rowing!  Every summer, rowers and spectators from around the greater Washington DC area, nation, and globe gather in Washington, DC for the Stonewall Regatta, hosted by the DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC). Stonewall is the only regatta in North America hosted by a Gay & Lesbian rowing team. The regatta is named in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village in 1969, which is considered the start of the gay civil rights movement. The event promotes true sportsmanship in an open and inclusive environment, created not only by the participants themselves, but also by the event sponsors and volunteers. The regatta also kicks off the circuit of adult sprint race competitions in the mid-Atlantic region and draws serious rowers of all stripes from throughout the area.”

2022 AWL ROW DMV Spring/Summer Rowing Season (May-Oct)

Starts: May 1, 2022
Ends: October 31, 2022
2022 USRowing Indoor National Championships
DoD Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg

Athletes Without Limits Rowing is a program dedicated to unlocking potential through unity and inclusion in rowing. AWLRowing takes a three-pronged approach enriching the lives of athletes and the sport itself:

  • AWL IDD ROWING: The first is by providing a safe space for athletes with intellectual or developmental disabilities to be themselves, grow, and improve their overall well-being both mentally and physically.

  • AWL YOUTH ROWING: The second is by making the sport accessible to athletes in socio-economic circumstances that would otherwise prevent them from participating, and showing them that there are no limits to what they can achieve.

  • AWL VETERAN LEADERS: The third part of AWL Rowing’s approach is to provide military Veterans with disabilities with the resources, equipment, and guidance they need to find success, strength, and camaraderie in the rowing community.

Our flagship AWL DC-MD-VA Rowing Program is based out of the Anacostia Community Boathouse in Washington DC year round with programming that is based on two seasons (WINTER/FALL NOV-APR and SPRING/SUMMER MAY-OCT).

Note: There may be opportunities to affiliate with AWL Rowing from other regions (including North Carolina and Nebraska) so we invite all to reach out.

Interested athletes with intellectual impairment, disabled Veterans or youth rowers and others can use our contact form to reach out!

AWL Rowing will be participating in this annual event virtually in 2022. Check our News page for results!

From the event site: USRowing is excited to announce the continued partnership with the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships for the 2022 USRowing Indoor National Championships. The event will be held February 13 and will be done virtually on Concept2 ergometers, using Time-Team’s virtual timing platform. The Time-Team platform allows all participants to compete in real time, against other competitors from around the world, from the comfort of their own home! The Time-Team platform allows for each competitor to have their erg information broadcasted live for all other competitors and spectators to see throughout each 2,000-meter race…

2021 Head of the Charles Regatta

Starts: October 22, 2021
Ends: October 24, 2021
Location: Boston, MA

Since its inception in 1965, The Head Of The Charles® Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers and spectators to Boston’s Charles River.  The Athletes Without Limits Integrated DC Rowing Team has been at the forefront of inclusion rowing at this prestigious regatta for the past decade — follow along and see action photos and videos from this years events on social media.

2021 Head of the Potomac

Date: September 26, 2021
Location: Washington DC

Athletes Without Limits Rowing is proud to participate annually in this home town and  truly inclusive regatta hosted by our neighbors at the Potomac Boat Club. Follow along for updates, pictures and video on AWL Facebook.

USRowing Coastal Rowing Development Camp

Starts: May 15, 2021
Ends: May 16, 2021
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
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Athletes Without Limits is the host team of one of four 2021 USRowing Coastal Rowing Development Camps in Colonial Beach, VA. The camps are intended to introduce experienced rowers to the world of coastal rowing, with the added goal of helping to identify athletes for USRowing’s upcoming 2021 Beach Sprints National Team Trials scheduled for June 19 in Sarasota, Fla. To register visit the USRowing registration webpage at: Contact: Marco Bovo