Our Beginning

Outdoor recreational pursuits and active sports participation is very much part of the landscape and fabric of life that Austin is well known for. The Texas Rowing For All program was created in the Summer of 2008 as a volunteer-based grassroots initiative and in 2009 TRFA was designated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

In April, 2009 the Texas Rowing For All organization was chosen by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) / U.S. Paralympic division as a Paralympic Sports Club ~ Austin. Becoming a US Paralympic Sports Club for Austin was a significant achievement for the City of Austin and the Texas Rowing for All organization. At the time, the designation provided TRFA as an USOC Adaptive Paralympic Sports Club one of only three rowing organizations through our the United States. Today, several other Paralympic Sports Clubs have initiated water sports to their adaptive sports offerings.