The Accessible World Conference - Oceans for Everyone

The Accessible World Conference – Oceans for Everyone

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Bruckner Chase will give a speech entitled Unlimited Access: Knowledge, Means and Desire Can Open the Oceans and the Rest of the World at the Accessible World Conference in April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvia.

His speech will touch upon the remarkable Ocean Swimming & Prone Paddleboarding program for Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries that he conducts together with the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital and the City of Upper Township.

Chase and his colleagues, including Becky McGill and Michelle Evans-Chase, help individuals with spinal cord injuries learn how to move through the water and guide open water prone paddleboarding and swimming sessions. This Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Chase will discuss how people work to enable new and old marine athletes to connect with water born feelings of independence, power and excitement through the surf lifesaving sports of prone paddling and open water swimming. “Combining what we know as watermen and waterwomen with the resources we use every day, there is now a team of para-athletes pushing their limits in the waters around South Jersey.

We enable sustainable positive change when we recognize that by uniting around a shared vision we gain access to our internal pool of unlimited potential

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