Ethan Pursel

MBAC Story: Ethan’s camp experience

Ethan Pursel is a cherished camper who has been attending The Watersports Camp for six years. Ethan has high functioning autism, which requires 1-on-1 attention at all times from a dedicated inclusion counselor. Check out this avid surfer’s story, narrated by his mother, Julie, regarding his experience here at Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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Adapting to the Water | NewsCenter | SDSU

Source: Adapting to the Water | NewsCenter | SDSU

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.

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MBAC and Sharp Rehabilitation partner for access to watersports

On Monday October 12, 2015, MBAC partnered with Sharp Healthcare for the Sharp Rehabilitation Day on the Bay.  This event provided an opportunity for persons with disabilities to participate in watersports activities they might not otherwise have access to. Adaptive waterskiing, kayaking, tubing and sailing were a few of the accessible activities offered to the over 75 participants with disabilities. Read More

TRS Camp at the Bay provides access to watersports for persons with disabilities

Our mission statement at Mission Bay Aquatic Center includes ensuring a safe, enjoyable watersports experience for all who wish to participate. We were ecstatic and appreciative to once again be able to partner with the City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) to host a week-long “Camp at the Bay” event ensuring that watersports are accessible to persons with disabilities. Read More