Splish, splash with adaptive water sports

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 skiing along Lake Moultrie.

Sherwood Toatley skiing along Lake Moultrie.

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.)

Maria Saxon returning from kayaking.

Maria Saxon returning from kayaking.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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9 Responses to Splish, splash with adaptive water sports

  1. deliabarbara says:

    So glad Sherman & Maria participated and this looks like a very successful and fun day.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Maria Saxon says:

    Cool! Looking forward to the next!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sherwood Toatley says:

    A little sore, but had a great adventure. Unfortunately, won’t be able to make it July 23rd, will be attending the Midlands Breeze a Group Pool Party.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. John Fulton says:

    Way to go Maria……………

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Maria Saxon says:

    That sounds fun too, Sherwood 😀 Enjoying great people and the water while keeping cool!

    Liked by 1 person

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