Athletes seeking an international classification must first be pre-classified in order to determine eligibility and the sport class. Athletes that need to be pre-classified are required to submit FISA medical diagnostic forms and additional medical documents to FISA for evaluation. Until 2017 this has been done via email, but from now on the documents must be directly uploaded to the new FISA Online Classification Portal. The Online Portal indicates the required documents that must be provided to be pre-classified for an impairment. Note that the Chief Classifier will only be notified to perform the pre-classification once all the required forms have been uploaded. The Portal also serves as a secure environment to store the athletes’ medical data.
Access to the Portal is restricted to the FISA member federations. Instructions have been sent to the federations on how to use this new system. If these have not reached the federation yet, please contact FISA: email@example.com
Classification Eligibility Guide
FISA has created an online tool to help potential para athletes determine their eligibility for para rowing and to give an indication of what sport class they may be eligible for. The online tool is available here: Classification Eligibility Guide
Please be advised that the tool provides an indication only. The actual sport class can only be determined after pre-classification and consequently international classification by a FISA panel before an event.
For any questions regarding classification please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master classification list - UPDATED October 2019
International Classifiers List UPDATED 20 June 2019
2017 Para-rowing classifiers manual
2017 Para-rowing consent form
Eligible Impairment Types and Medical Diagnostic Requirements
FISA Advanced Classification Workshop - Sept 2018
Para-Rowing Event Regulations and/or Departures from the FISA Rules of Racing
2019 Appendix 18 - Para Rowing Competition Regulations
2019 Appendix 19 - Para Rowing Classification Regulations
Medical Diagnostics Form for Athletes with Visual Impairments
FISA Medical Diagnostics Form 2017
Coaching and Technical Documents
Wolfson Report - Review of para-rowing equipment
Wolfson Report - Summary review of para-rowing equipment
2013 Chungju World Championships Para-Rowing Equipment Overview
Para-Rowing Boat Equipment Overview London 2012
FISA Para Rowing Equipment List 2013
Rigging survey Adaptive Paralympic 2016 POG FINAL
Complete inclusion of adaptive (Para) rowing is only 1000M ahead - click here.
- Tomislav Smoljanovic and the FISA Medical Commission
Capsize and recovery drill by British Rowing - Video
If you are interested in hosting a coaching workshop, please contact Simon Goodey at email@example.com. If you are interested in hosting a classification workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.