Ellingham Inclusive Water Ski & Wakeboard

Update, Summer 2022

The trustees of EIWW are pleased to announce that Inclusive sessions will be going ahead in in 2022!

As a result of a number of factors, new volunteers, existing volunteers not skiing for the last 2 seasons due to covid and the arrival of new equipment  we have taken the decision that the 1st session will be used for training new and existing volunteers only.

The sessions for the season are:
Saturday 7th May – Volunteer Training Only
Monday 16th May
Monday 6th June
Saturday 11th June
Monday 11th July
Saturday 23rd July
Saturday 6th August
Monday 15th August
Saturday 3rd September
Monday 5th September

Inclusive Sessions

Do you (or someone you know) have a disability? Like the idea of water sports but feel that your disability is preventing you from taking part? Look no further because we can help get you out on the water.

Disability sessions

Who can participate

We don’t restrict based on disability, only on the capacity to support you safely on the water. These are examples of the types of disabilities we have worked with during our sessions:

  • Amputees
  • Wheelchair users, including paraplegics
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Sensory impairments, including blind and deaf individuals
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Learning disabilities
  • Brain injury
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition

So, forget the restrictions on land! Leave your disability behind and feel the freedom of the water. With expert support, specialist adaptive equipment for both standing and seated skiers, and guidance from our fully qualified instructors, you can take to the water whatever your disability.

Equipment

All equipment, including the skis, hoist, dry-suits/wetsuits, and buoyancy aids are provided.

Volunteering

We are always in need of volunteers to support our events and skiers. You don’t have to be an experienced coach (although that would be great), just an enthusiastic and caring individual with a passion for helping others and a willingness to don a wetsuit and give things a go. Volunteers help us in many ways, including:

  • Supervising the issue of wetsuits and boyancy aids
  • Supervising the rota, ensuring skiers are ready when it’s their turn on the water
  • Helping skiers with the equipment
  • Ensuring the correct equipment is ready for use depending on the needs of each skier
  • Organising refreshments for the crew and skiers

More experienced skiers will also help with:

  • Assisting skiers in the water, buddying those who require support
  • Helping the boat driver, informing them of the skier’s progress and helping out if someone falls in and needs assistance to get back up or into the boat.
  • Driving the boat.

How To Book

To reserve a slot during one of our Inclusive Training Days just click here or the button below to take you to our booking system.

More information

For more information or if you would like to discuss a booking, please email EIWW.General@gmail.com.

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