Disabled Water Skiing Experiences In NSW
Disabled Water Skiing Experiences In NSW is run by the NSW Water Ski Federation – Disabled Division. A Water Ski program that is open to all ages with various physical disabilities or vision impairment. They have adaptable ski equipment that allows them to cater for different fitness & difficulty levels. Their Water Skiing program operates between October – April.
SATURDAY 15 January 2022 – MOLONGLO RIVER SKI LANE FYSHWICK ACT
SATURDAY 26 February 2022 – MANLY DAM – END OF KING ST MANLY VALE 2093
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 – HAWKESBURY RIVER – NSW SKI GARDENS – 2916 RIVER RD WISEMANS FERRY 2775
SATURDAY 26 March 2022 – TWEED RIVER (Making Strides)
Cost for ALL Skiers is $30.00. (this includes your Day Membership + Ski Costs for 2 skis)
They try to hold 6 open Ski days during the Water Ski season, where people with disabilities can come and try or keep returning to improve & develop their water skiing skills. Friends, family and carers are welcome to help out and watch the skiers in action.
They also hold training days where those skiers who are serious about the sport, can train with a coach or professional skier. Skiers who wish to take it to the next level can possibly go on to competing in State, National & World Titles. Family, friends and carers are all welcome to help out or watch
They hold a pool of various modified sit skis & other equipment including life jackets, ski ropes & handles that is available to be used by the skiers.
Their Water Ski Days are usually held at NSW Waterski Gardens (Wisemans Ferry) or at Manly Dam, and have also held a couple of ski days in Canberra on the Molongolo River.
It is a great alternative recreational /sport that can operate on different levels, depending on the skier. The skier can enjoy the experience of being towed behind the boat at a low speed or, they can experience a faster speed, crossing & jumping the wake. It’s totally up to the skier!
There are limited ski spots per ski day & is open to the first 10 people who book & make payment.
You also don’t need to be a swimmer, but you must be water confident.
NSW Water Ski Federation – Disabled Division is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers.
Is entry free of charge?: No
What is the cost for visitors?: First Time Skiers $50.00 but sometimes there are promotions where it is free
Do you accept Companion Card?: No, companions are welcome spectators.
Is a reservation required?: Yes
Cancellation Policy: As they have limited ski spots, funds will be refunded if you give notification prior to 8 pm on Thursday before. This allows the staff to try & get someone else to take your spot.
Payment will also not be refunded if you do not show on the day.
If they need to cancel due to bad weather or for any other reason, then your payment will be refunded or can be carried over to another ski day.