We are offering adapted Stand Up Paddle Boarding this fall at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey. Paddel Boards are adapted as needed to compensate for any function the paddler has lost due to disability. While an adaptation may be made to the paddle grip or the seating support, the sport of paddling is not changed. Our Adaptive paddling programs are committed to providing full integration for anyone with a disability and the equipment, teaching style, and paddling locations that best meet the paddler’s needs. Bursaries area available for all ages to have access to our programs. Equipment purchases have been made possible thanks to the donations from the Township of Langley, City of Surrey, Good Life Foundation and Variety Children’s Charity.
Certified staff and volunteers will instruct clients on how to use the adaptive paddling equipment in a fully inclusive paddling program. Clients with physical, cognitive, psycho-social and/or chronic conditions are welcomed to our programs.
The program goals are related to the basics of physical literacy and motor development. Balance, coordination, physical strength and endurance, socialization and integration goals, executive function skills, are just a few of the goals that our clients work towards when engaged in our programs.
These are some of the pieces of adaptive equipment that we use in our programs…