Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive (USA) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive is a non-profit organization that provides innovative open water programming including helping people with spinal cord injuries to safely enter and enjoy the water.


Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive programs and events serve to build personal, emotional connections with the ocean. It serves in partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve’s Foundation provides opportunities for those with spinal cord injuries or other diseases to comfortably experience the ocean.

Why it was nominated

As founder Bruckner Chase says, “What we do IN the oceans makes us athletes. What we do FOR our oceans and FOR our communities makes us Watermen & Waterwomen.”




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Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive

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