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WELCOME - Life is changing, it’s time to adapt! Things are evolving – technology, communication, coaching, DEI initiatives, equipment, best practices, SafeSport. All of this makes running a club or coaching a team both exciting and challenging. We understand that you have a lot of questions and USRowing’s Annual Convention can help give answers and advice. Each day, a keynote speaker will kick us off before we dive into webinars, guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations and more. We hope you join us for these five days of learning from the experts (and of course some fun)!
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Patrick Johnson

Athletes Without Limits/DC Strokes Rowing Club
AWL National Rowing Program Director/DCSRC Community Programs Lead Coach
Washington, DC/Northern Virginia
Coach Patrick Johnson has 20 years of experience at the high school and collegiate level and has been a leading advocate for adaptive rowing over the last decade. As founding director of multiple DC-based adaptive programs for rowers with intellectual, physical, and visual impairments he has introduced many deserving athletes to the thrills of both indoor and on-water rowing. Over the past 10 years Patrick has  served as a US Para-Rowing National Team Coach on many occasions with athletes medaling at World Championships and Paralympic Games.

Patrick heads up the Athletes Without Limits (AWL)/DC Strokes Rowing Club(DCSRC) Community Programs integrated rowing program, which is also a USRowing Freedom Rows designated Adaptive Program for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces. The integrated teams partner with high school and collegiate rowers, coaches, veterans and volunteers to train together out the Anacostia Community Boathouse and compete in mainstream regattas and indoor rowing competitions throughout the country.

Patrick has played a critical role helping Athletes Without Limits achieve its mission for the inclusion of athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities into mainstream sport. What began as overseeing “Learn to Row” days at schools throughout the greater Washington area has led to five area high schools now including rowers with an intellectual disability as part of their High School Rowing teams. Rounding out the spectrum of opportunities, many rowers on the AWL team regularly compete in non-adaptive races at prestigious USRowing regattas as well as International-level Virtus (formerly Inas) events.

Such efforts have not gone unnoticed by the greater rowing community and in 2019 Patrick received USRowing’s Isabel Bohn Award, which is given to an individual or organization achieving measurable success in expanding rowing opportunities for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Visit Athletes Without Limits DC Sports website at http://www.athleteswithoutlimits.org/rowing .
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