Twenty five years ago Tony Edge a leg amputee formed the British Disabled
Tony Edge lost a leg in a flying accident during World War II.
He believed there was an easier way to enable amputees to water-ski and he along
with others formed the organisation to provide many disabled people a unique opportunity.
Last year whilst fundraising for Leonard Cheshire Home Stonecroft House, I had a chance
meeting with a Dr. Stringer.
She is involved in a disabled swimming club based at Brigg leisure centre and she told me
about the chance to go waterskiing.
As luck would have it there was a waterskiing day coming up soon in a place called Treeton.
I spoke to my parents and they agreed to take me down their to meet with the organisers/instructors.
When I arrived in Treeton I presumed I was only going to be observing but I
actually got to ski as well.
If a disabled person decides they want to try out waterskiing they must be able to
stand unaided while the wetsuit is fitted.
If they are not able to stand unaided they must provide their own carers to do the lifting and carrying.
These carers must be aware that usual lifting and handling regulations
(i.e. use of hoists etc) must be temporarily ignored.
On arrival you are measured for a seat that will help you to stay in a slightly
forward position then a wetsuit and safety helmet can be found.
You need to have fairly good grip in at least one hand to hold on to the bar attached to
the boat by a long cord.
A special mono ski is attached to the chair and you are then carefully lowered into the water.
An instructor skis alongside you and makes sure you don't topple over.
A signal is given to the boat crew and off you go.
It felt strange at first but once you get used to it, it's alright.
I like going fast and getting wet that's the best bit. I am looking forward to waterskiing again.
I joined Lottie on her last waterskiing day to take photos and gather information for this article.
We travelled down to Calmwater Bay just outside Knaresborough north of Leeds on Saturday
the twenty-eighth of May; because of the Bank Holiday traffic she almost missed her chance.
When we arrived, due to the lack of participants, the team were just about to pack up.
However when they saw Lottie all thoughts of leaving were pushed to one side and they
set about giving her yet another incredibly enjoyable experience.
I know she enjoyed it because her squeals of delight echoed right around the lake.
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