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WASHINGTON, DC – Paralympic Sport Club Washington DC, a program of Capital Rowing 
Club, announced today that it will be hosting the 2011 Paralympic Experience Washington, DC in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street, SE. 

This Paralympic Experience will introduce community members with physical and visual disabilities to rowing. In addition to hands-on participation in rowing, the students will interact with Paralympic athletes and coaches. 

“We are very excited to show off the sport of Paralympic rowing to the Washington, DC community,” said Meredith Miller, Executive Director of the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program. “And we are especially honored that we will be joined by Laura Schwanger, a many-time Paralympic medalist, and Karen Lewis, the Adaptive National Team Head Coach.”

“The Paralympic Experience program encourages physical fitness and overall well-being for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, and we are thrilled to be working with Capital Rowing Club on this initiative,” said Charlie Huebner, USOC Chief of Paralympics. “Research shows that individuals with physical and visual disabilities who participate in physical activity are healthier, more successful in school, have great access to employment opportunities and have an enhanced quality of life.” 

Paralympic Experiences are being held in communities throughout the country. For information
on the Washington, DC event, call (202) 320-5094, or email Meredith G. Miller.

Participation in the Experience is free. 

About Capital Rowing Club: Founded in 1988, Capital is a volunteer-directed, non-profit, educational organization offering rowing instruction for people of all ages, income, and levels of physical ability. Capital Rowing Club offers the benefits of recreational and competitive rowing— discipline, camaraderie, fitness, knowledge of water safety, and the appreciation for the Anacostia River as a valuable natural and recreational resource—to everyone. Visit the Capital Rowing Club website at

About U.S. Paralympics: U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the
Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S.
Paralympics Web site at