Day on the Bay event provides access to watersports

On October 8th over 100 participants with disabilities enjoyed a Day on the Bay with sun, fun and access to watersports.  At this bi-annual event, trained MBAC instructors and specialized equipment provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in watersports that they might otherwise never have the chance to experience.  Read More

San Diego Festival of Arts, June 10-11

Support accessible watersports at the San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10

Have an amazing day AND support accessible watersports at Mission Bay Aquatic Center by attending our volunteering your time at the San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10 at Waterfront Park. Save 50% off tickets with coupon code: charity when you purchase in advance at sdfestivalofthearts.org/tickets/.   You can also support the cause by volunteering at the festival.  There are many opportunities to soak up the sun, work with creative, fun people and help us make this year the best San Diego Festival of the Arts to date.  Sign up for a shift at sdfestivalofthearts.org/volunteer-ljfa/.  Be sure to tell them you are supporting MBAC when volunteering. Read More

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 at Associated Student’s 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