Rowing, also known as “crew” in the United States, is a sport that involves racing a shell, or boat, down a designed stretch of water using oars. The first boat to cross the finish line is declared the winner.

There will also be a parasport/adaptive option for rowing.

Age Categories

  • Men’s: 27+, 36+, 43+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
  • Women’s: 27+, 36+, 43+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
  • Mixed: 27+, 36+, 43+, 50+
  • Para-Sport: 27+

Age for doubles, quads and eights determined by averaging age of crew, not including coxswains.

Competition Format


Sculling Boats (two oars per person)

Single Scull (1x)

  • Men’s Single, M1x (A-K)
  • Women’s Single, W1x (A-K)
  • Open Single, O1x (A-K)
  • PR3: PR3M1x
  • PR3: PR3W1x

Double Sculls (2x)

  • Men’s Double, M2x (A-K)
  • Women’s Double, W2x (A-K)
  • Mixed Double, Mix2x (A-D) (*1 female + 1 male)
  • PR3: PR3Mix2x
  • Inclusion: Inc2x (at least 50% para)

Quadruple Sculls (4x)

  • Men’s Quadruple Sculls, M4x (A-K)
  • Women’s Quadruple Sculls, W4x (A-K)
  • Mixed Quadruple Sculls, Mix4x (A-D) (*50% female/male)

Sweep Boats (One oar per person)

Coxed Four (4+)

  • Men’s Coxed Four, M4+ (A-K)
  • Women’s Coxed Four, W4+ (A-K)
  • PR3 Mixed Four, PR3Mix4+
  • Inclusion, Inc4+ (includes two para and two non-para athletes, not including the coxswain)

Eight (8+)

  • Men’s Eight, M8+ (A-K)
  • Women’s Eight, W8+ (A-K)
  • Mixed Eight, Mix8+ (A-D) (*50% female not including the coxswain)

Competition Format

Due to the unique landscape of the Cuyahoga River, rowers will compete in a 1500-meter head race style format, providing challenging curves, bridge underpasses and unique views of Downtown Cleveland.


The Cleveland Rowing Foundation promotes the athlete, health, educational and social benefits of rowing throughout our Cleveland community.

Looking for a team or partner? Check out the Official 2024 PAMG Team/Partner Finder Facebook page.


Cuyahoga River – Cleveland Rowing Foundation

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is located in The Flats and will host the rowing  competition for the Games.

The Flats is a neighborhood running along the banks of the Cuyahoga River, a waterway located in Northeast Ohio, that feeds into Lake Erie. This body of water provides opportunities for fun, adventure and water sports and rowing is a great way to experience the beauty of one of Cleveland’s most enduring resources.

Exact course and course map will be provided once confirmed.

Rowing Event Details

Event Location: 1003 British Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

Event Dates: 07/14 – 07/14

Parasports/Adaptive Options

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