Watch Wheelchair Veterans Try Adaptive Water Skiing

Volunteers help Navy vet Larry Binger into the water to try adaptive water skiing for the first time. Credit: Dalia Colon/WUSF Public Media

Volunteers help Navy vet Larry Binger into the water to try adaptive water skiing for the first time. Credit: Dalia Colon/WUSF Public Media

By Dalia Colon, WUSF reporter and videographer

During the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games, participants have been showing off their athletic prowess at venues across Tampa Bay: Weight-lifting at the Tampa Convention Center. Archery at Raymond James Stadium.

And now for something completely different: water skiing.

On Monday at Lake Seminole Park in Pinellas County, a handful of wheelchair athletes tried their hand at adaptive water skiing during a non-competitive exhibition.

It gave some the “freedom” they hadn’t experienced since being confined to a wheelchair.

 

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  1. We have no doubt of high professionality, capacity and will of wounded athletes, our buddies whose wounds have became the demonstration thet a man may do more when will is high. this is a lesson for youngs to never thinks all is impossible:they have acclared the contrary and we thanks and honor such men claudio alpaca

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