Tournament water skiing consists of 3 disciplines.
Slalom, trick and jump. The jump event challenges competitors
to jump as far as they can...
Lock-in - Belinda Sidman
Slalom skiing involves a multi-buoy course that the skier must go around in order to complete the pass. There are 6 turn buoys that the skier must navigate around in a zigzag pattern plus entry and exit gates.
Jump - Jason Sleep
In a tournament, trick skiers are given two 20-second runs during which they perform a series of their chosen tricks.
Disabled Water Skiing in Australia
Welcome to the Disabled Water Ski Australia (DWSA) website. This site provides information on water skiing for people with physical disabilities and vision impairments. The 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!
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