Summer Activities for Wheelchair Users

Summer is just around the corner! I can’t wait to make up for last year. With COVID, I was pretty limited with what I could do. This summer is a different story. I have a lot of activities that I want to get back to doing.

Skateboarding

I love skateboarding with Mya. She loves it too! She howls with joy every time I pull out my electric skateboard. I like going really fast on it. It does about 22 mph. Of course, safety is important. To protect my body in case I fall, I wear a pair of adaptive shorts that are heavily padded and skid proof.

Frisbee Golf with My Power Wheelchair

Frisbee golf is something I love doing. If you don’t know what frisbee golf is, it’s similar to regular golf only instead of balls and clubs, we use discs and baskets. One throw is counted as a stroke each time you try to throw the disc into the basket. The goal is to play each hole with the fewest throws as possible. Frisbee golf works well with iLevel® too. I can elevate my Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair to standing height so I have a better chance of making the shot.

Golfing with iLevel®

Bryan in his Edge 3 Power Wheelchair

When it comes to summer activities, playing golf is always a given. I recently did a blog on how I golf with one hand. With iLevel, I can elevate my power wheelchair  up to 12 inches and use my good hand to take a swing and whack the ball.

If you want to read more about adaptive golf and how I golf in my power wheelchair, click the link.

Adaptive Water Sports

For me, summer also means water sports! When I’m in LA, I always enjoyed surfing, but I won’t be doing that this year. Still, there’s plenty of other water activities I can do at the lake. I can’t wait to spend time out on the boat, tubing or just hanging with my friends on a raft. One new thing I’m going to do this summer is scuba diving. I’m really excited for that.

I feel like there’s going to be a lot to do because everyone is sick of being stuck inside. I can’t wait to see what other opportunities pop up as well. I’m really good at adapting to new things and taking on new challenges. So, get out there and enjoy summer!

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.


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