Jun 21 2017

Water Skiing: A Great Sport for the Hard of Hearing

Anyone can enjoy water skiing – it’s a sport that allows you to set your own pace. It’s also a flexible and inclusive sport, and a highly social one. This is why it can be hugely beneficial for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

We recently contributed to a blog article for hearing aid brand Connect Hearing to highlight the benefits to the hard of hearing of taking part in sport. Many people with hearing difficulties experience social isolation. Sport can be part of the solution. Water skiing in particular is a great alternative sport that can be enjoyed by participants of all ability levels. We certainly welcome members of the deaf and hard communities to take part.

The benefits of water skiing

Water skiing will improve your physical fitness and confidence, but at a pace you choose. The boat can tow you slowly. Then, as you become more comfortable on your skis, you can pick up the pace and try crossing and jumping the wake. It also gives you the chance to mix with other water skiers and to meet people who enjoy the same things you do.

‘Don’t Let Hearing Loss Stop You From Being Active’

We have specialist instructors who can communicate with you using hand signals, or you can use a special helmet that allows you to hear instructions more clearly. We will always make provisions for skiers with hard loss and we’re really hoping you’ll come and give water skiing a try.

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Jun 02 2017

GRILL’D @ MIRANDA WESTFIELD

WE ARE BACK AT GRILL’D

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Miranda during JUNE!

 
Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100.

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP?

 
We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Miranda during JUNE for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. So organise a group of family / friends & make a fun night out or lunch at GRILL’D @ MIRANDA.

 
It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support!

 
You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Miranda, Westfield Miranda Level 4, Restaurant Precinct 600 Kingsway
Miranda.

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May 29 2017

RESULTS OF 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Disabled Water Skiing World Championships were held here in Australia at Myuna Bay.

The competition was from Thursday 27th April 2017 to Sunday 30th April 2017 where there was Slalom, Trick & Jump events.

The Australian team won the Gold Medal !!  First time the Aussies have ever won Gold.

USA won the Silver Medal & Italy won the Bronze Medal.

One of the highlights was the Aussies winning Gold, Silver & Bronze in the Men’s Jump.

Scott Wintle broke the World Record in Jump.

Belinda Sidman broke the Australian Record in Slalom.

 

The Aussie Team

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Dec 24 2016

BUNNINGS BBQ @ KIRRAWEE SATURDAY 14/1/17

We are holding a BUNNINGS BBQ @ KIRRAWEE on SATURDAY 14/1/17

If you are in the area come & support us by buying a sausage.

If you are able to volunteer at the BBQ, please let me know. 

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Apr 23 2016

OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE IS HERE

Check it out !!!

We now have a Instagram Page

https://www.instagram.com/disabledwaterskinsw/

Thanks Scott for updating our Instagram Page

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Apr 09 2016

SCIA INDEPENDENCE EXPO

Discover the latest equipment, technology and services for people with physical disabilities at the SCIA Independence Expo, plus all the things that make life fun – travel, art, relationships and sport. We can’t wait to see you there, 15 – 16 April at Australian Technology Park, Sydney from 10am – 4pm.

The SCIA Independence Expo is FREE

https://scia.org.au/events/scia-independence-expo-2016

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Feb 01 2016

GRILL’D @ MIRANDA WESTFIELD

 

Miranda

 

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Miranda this February!

 
Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100.

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP?

 
We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Miranda during February for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. So organise a group of family / friends & make a fun night out or lunch at GRILL’D @ MIRANDA.

 
It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support!

 
You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Miranda, Westfield Miranda Level 4, Restaurant Precinct 600 Kingsway
Miranda.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.disabledwaterskinsw.com/2016/02/01/grilld-miranda-westfield/

Sep 13 2015

WORLDS 2015

Best of Luck & Wishes to the 3 skiers who live in NSW, who are on there way to compete at the 2015 World Titles. They are

Belinda Sidman

Sam Bell

Rob Oakley

the World Titles will be held at Shortline Lake, Elk Grove, California USA between 20th – 27th Sept 2015.

If you are able to support them with a donation then CLICK HERE  to see their campaign

 

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Jul 25 2015

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

Our AGM will be held on Saturday 22/8/2015 at 1pm at the residence of Glen & Belinda Sidman at Buxton.

Contact me on 0412 966712 if you would like to attend & I will give you the address & more details.

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Apr 24 2015

DISABLED WATER SKI AUSTRALIA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2015 WORLD TITLES

The Australian team are raising funds for the 2015 World Titles that will be held in California between 20th-27th Sept 2015

To see the video campaign & to make a donation CLICK HERE

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