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Adaptive rowing opens sport to disabled
11th August, 2014
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Juan Carlos Gil likes the feeling of independence the sport of rowing gives him. "The freedom the water can give me is exhilarating when I hear the water flick over the oars," said Gil, who has cerebral palsy, and is legally blind.

Gil, 32, of Miami, is participating in the adaptive rowing program at the Miami Beach Rowing Club, which was recently sanctioned as a Paralympic Sport Club by the U.S. Olympic committee. The free program runs on private donations with a small coaching staff and a group of volunteers. It is open to people with all disabilities.

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