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Adaptive Aquatics, Inc. Charity In Wilsonville Alabama

Adaptive Aquatics, Inc.

 Wilsonville     Alabama

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Adaptive Aquatics, Inc. Charity Profile

Adaptive Aquatics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction, teaching and advancement of adapted water skiing for children and adults with physical disAbilitiesEach year from April to October, Adaptive Aquatics provides instruction through comprehensive clinics and workshops. With the use of specialized equipment and expert instruction Adaptive Aquatics opens avenues to greater independence and allows people to experience the excitement and thrill of water sports that many personís with disabilities did not think were possible.
Adaptive Aquatics was founded in 1980 by Phil Martin, a pioneer of adapted water skiing. Under his leadership, the sport of water skiing for people with disabilities has experienced tremendous growth. Adaptive Aquatics remains one of the longest running adapted water ski programs in the nation.

Today, under the direction of Executive Director Joe Ray a professional staff of instructors and trained volunteers teach all levels from beginners to international competitors. Instructors are members of the American Water Ski Association and are trained to meet or exceed all safety standards.

Over the years Adaptive Aquatics has taught skiers with a broad range of physical disAbilities including individuals with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post polio, kernicterus, acquired brain injuries, amputations and visual impairments.
Among the many benefits, water skiing has proven to be an excellent activity to increase oneís overall fitness and health, but also builds self confidence, autonomy and sense of well being.

In order to make the Adaptive Aquatics adaptive water skiing program a success we need your help! The goal is to continue the adaptive services provided to children and adults with physical disAbilities. Adaptive Aquatics is mainly supported by contributions from private individuals, corporations, companies and civic organizations. All donations are tax deductible.

Adaptive Aquatics, Inc. Volunteer Information

Volunteers are very important to Adaptive Aquatics. They play a key component in the success of the Adaptive Water Ski program. Volunteers are needed for equipment handling, skier transfers, quick release operator, chase boat driver, water starter, lifeguard, aiding with mobility and to help ensure participants of having a positive experience skiing and a fun day at the lake.

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