Exploring Nature's Open Waterways via Kayak

Kayaks have been around for thousands of years and happily, children and adults with disabilities are safely experiencing new freedom, exploring nature’s waterways in increasing numbers. Anyone with a physical disability or visual impairment can learn to kayak.

There are many adaptations to make kayaking safe and enjoyable including pontoons to provide additional stability, seating systems for core stability, and paddle adaptations to ensure grip to name a few. Whether you have the ability to paddle a boat by yourself or a tandem kayak where you have another paddler inside the boat with you, the freedom to be out on the water awaits. (Sources: Disabled Sports USA, Wheels to Water)

Interested in supporting our adaptive sports clinics? Angel City Sports is adding a bunch of new sports and activities for 2018, and we need your support to serve more athletes across SoCal. Visit http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017 to donate to our Fall campaign and give people with disabilities the chance to take flight in 2018!

Great resources for adaptive kayaking include:
Wheels To Water
Disabled Sports USA
Team River Runner USA
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Photo Credit: Scott Beattie

Photo Credit: Scott Beattie