- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - A program developed by the Miami Beach Rowing Club is helping people with various disabilities get involved in the sport of rowing.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1o2j5jZ ) reported Sunday that the club’s new adaptive rowing program is helping people who are blind, have cerebral palsy or other health issues enjoy the popular water sport.

Among those in the Miami Beach program is Juan Carlos Gil who is legally blind and confined to a wheelchair. Gill told the newspaper that he enjoys rowing so much that he hopes to one day compete in the Paralympics. His first big rowing competition will be later this year in Philadelphia.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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