WELCOME TO DISABLED WATER SKI AUSTRALIA
life in the sun, skis’ on the water
Welcome to Disabled Water Ski Australia (DWSA). Our primary focus is on providing sporting opportunities for people with disabilities to take them from a social skier and into competition. Athletes can compete in their own category, and/or against able-bodied athletes.
Most skiers with a disability ski in mainstream three-event tournaments (i.e. slalom, trick, and jump). These include state and national titles and many local competitions. Some states also run Come & Try days especially for people who want to learn how to ski. Coaching and advice on adaptive equipment is also available.
In addition, DWSA sends a national team to the World Disabled Water Ski Championships which are held every two years. People who have a range of disabilities including vision impairment, arm/leg amputees, paraplegia, and quadriplegia can all compete in the event subject to meeting certain criteria and team size limitations.
Water skiing is for everybody, and everybody can do it!