On one of the hottest weekends of the year, the first adaptive water sports expo of the summer was held Saturday at Lions Beach in Moncks Corner, S.C. This fun-filled day featured water skiers and kayakers with disabilities.
Sherwood Toatley traveled from Chapin, S.C., to try adaptive skiing to mark his 35th year of living with an incomplete C1-C2 spinal cord injury. He enjoyed skiing and is looking forward to going again soon.
Participants also enjoyed adapted kayaks provided by Adaptive Expeditions. It was Maria Saxon’s inaugural kayaking adventure. Adaptive Expeditions provides practice sessions in a pool to allow people to become comfortable with the boats, then they take folks out to the open waters.
This event would not be possible without the volunteers who were on hand from Achieving Wheelchair Equality (AWE), Anchors Away, Adaptive Expeditions, MUSC Department of Physical Therapy and Roper Rehabilitation Hospital.
Join us for the next adaptive sports adventure Saturday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at Lions Beach (923 Broughton Rd., Moncks Corner S.C.)