The National Ability Center's water skiing program is a unique experience that enables the participant along with family and friends to partake in an exhilarating outdoor activity. The water skiing program is offered in one-day outings or multiple-day trips. The outings are offered at Jordanelle Reservoir, Pine View Reservoir, Last Chance Lake or Utah Lake. On an outing individuals participate in a one-hour lesson. Multiple-day trips are also offered throughout the summer. The day can include water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing, water rides, fishing, swimming and other beach activities.
In order to ensure quality lessons and water safety, the Center's volunteers attend in-depth adaptive training clinics. Lessons begin with a personalized dry-land fitting and training for each participant. The boats are outfitted with quick releases, booms, two-way radios, and are followed by personal watercraft to ensure a safe learning environment. With a wide variety of specialized equipment and teaching methods, almost anyone with a physical and/or cognitive disability can learn to water ski.
Water skiers from the National Abiilty Center had the chance this summer to ski at Last Chance Lake to the west of Salt Lake City. Local television station KSL 5 came to see how our program and the lake cooperated for a unique experience.
Video Courtesy of KSL.com
Our water skiing program was featured in a segment on the Today show on July 2nd, 2007; click below to view the clip.
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