Steve Kaliszewski thinks he has the greatest job in the world. He helps enable people with disabilities to take part in activities they never imagined possible.Kaliszewski runs the wheelchair sports program at Sharp Memorial Hospital and is paralyzed from the waist down. He’s also an organizer of Day on the Bay, a program that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in adaptive water sports, including water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing.
Twice yearly, the Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC), a program of Associated Students of SDSU in partnership with UCSD Recreation, teams up with Sharp Rehab Recreation Therapy and the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation to host Day on the Bay. Trained staff, consisting primarily of SDSU students, and specially designed equipment allow a variety of sports to be adapted to accommodate a wide range of disabilities, both mental and physical.
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