The RESOLUTE Adaptive Seat: Year In Review
A Timeline of the RESOLUTE Adaptive Seat in Action Over the Last Year
RESOLUTE Adaptive launched the first Adaptive Seat nearly three years ago and the response from para-rowers has been decidedly impressive. With it, our goal was to make great strides both in para-rowing innovation and in the mindset of the adaptive sports industry. As a result, our seats and other products are proven for comfort, durability and optimal performance to ensure a positive experience for para-athletes of all ability ranges.
The RESOLUTE Adaptive Seat has seen some amazing action over the last year. Here's a recap starting with the most recent events:
Para Rowing Foundation used the Resolute Adaptive Seat for three of their athletes at the training intensive in Avis, Portugal March 21-25, 2019.
Fall 2018-Early 2019
This past year, The Independence Fund broadened the scope of their donations to clubs with veterans rowing programs through the Rowing For Independence Program. RESOLUTE Adaptive Singles, Pair/Doubles and/or RESOLUTE Adaptive Seats were donated to the clubs below this year, as well as a donation of 15 seats to other qualifying veterans.
The Independence Fund's dedication to giving has helped the lives of many wounded veterans within the rowing community. Through their Rowing For Independence program, wounded veteran rowers can qualify for a grant that includes RESOLUTE’S signature para-rowing shell and seat. This past September marked the inaugural Rowing For Independence boat dedication at Boston’s CRI Military/Veterans Rowing. Additional sponsored boats were soon to follow with Dallas United, Sarasota Adaptive Rowing, Row New York, and private boats to qualified veterans like Bennie Jose Perez, Adaptive Athlete (U.S. Marine Corps E-5, 1991–1999 Semper Fidelis).
"Sponsorship of this new RESOLUTE racing shell to Community Rowing in Brighton is just our maiden voyage into the waters of wounded Veteran and para-rowing," says Sarah Verardo, Chief Executive Officer of The Independence Fund. "Rowing for Independence is key to our mission in filling the unmet needs of America's wounded, ill, and injured Veterans." ( PR Newswire , 9/26/18)
John Fay of Dallas United (Texas)
Sarasota Adaptive Rowing (Florida) [Photo Credit: Nile Young]
Community Rowing Inc. Veteran’s Rowing Program (Boston)
Row New York (New York)
Bennie Jose Perez (Houston, Texas)
From Bennie on his shell, "Never Give Up": I cannot express enough the gratitude I have towards the Independence Fund and to Resolute Adaptive! I love this boat! You all did an awesome job! I love it! When I see the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, the emblem of the Marine Corps, a huge sense of pride comes over me! I feel like I am back on active duty. So, thank you, Resolute Adaptive team for offering that choice of putting my beloved Corps on my boat! And thank you for taking pictures! In the months and years to come, I will be representing Greater Houston Rowing Club, The Independence Fund, and Resolute Adaptive with pride! OOH RAH! Regards, Bennie Jose Perez, Adaptive Athlete (U.S. Marine Corps E-5, 1991–1999 Semper Fidelis)
Athletes at the Head of the Charles Regatta used our Adaptive Pair Double Racing Shell and Adaptive Seat. The adaptive seat was used in a PR1 configuration (with the full back support) by two rowers (one in RESOLUTE and one in Wintech). And a rower with a PR2 configuration (seat base only) competed with the seat in a Resolute Pair Double.
PR1- John Fay of Dallas United rowing with Hillary Shinnick:
PR1- Kingsley Ijomah rowing with Ruth Naylor, representing Marlow RC in the UK:
PR2- Richard Derle rowing with Rachel Pulsone representing CRI, Boston:
RESOLUTE participated in the CRI Para-Coaching Workshop at CRI in Boston for a day of learning & sharing about Para Coaching & Equipment.
Balmain Rowing Club in Australia loved our boats so much we shipped three Down Under, one of which was an Adaptive RESOLUTE Pair Double named Golden Duck, a custom silver boat.
The RESOLUTE Adaptive seat goes beyond on-water competition and sees record-breaking success on the ERG at the 2018 Crash B Sprints:
"I can’t thank you enough for letting me use the seat. Who knew a seat could transform a sport for someone so instantly. I really enjoyed my races today and, due to the design, I had a huge positive jump in technique with so much less neurological pain. Brilliantly supported/balanced to perform to my current potential." ~Nerys Pearce on the Erg at the Crash B Sprints (February 2018), setting two records in the 1K & 2K