Maximize our impactClick Here To Donate Today

CURATED CONTENT – 
JUST FOR YOU!

Our quiz discovers articles that are specific to your mobility and interests, and saves them all to one feed. Just login and see the latest news relevant to YOU.


All our articles are public and free, but in addition to a custom feed, AbleThrive users gain access to new features first.

SIGN UP FOR ABLETHRIVE

Creating an account with AbleThrive is FREE and easy. Signing up gives you access to curated content and new features we’ll be rolling out.

Already have an account with AbleThrive? Sign in here.

Wheelchair User Demonstrates How She Swims With Flotation Device

5.2.2018
This article contains a video
Curated by
Whitney Bailey
Content via Living Able
Source: 
Living Able
Curated by
Whitney Bailey

Kristen Hart, an L1 paraplegic, demonstrates how she swims using a floating device called the UFloat.

Kristen says she needed to find a floating device that was U.S. Coast Guard regulated to be able to use it at her local rec center. She found the UFloat, which is described as an upside-down life jacket. Kristen essentially sits in the float, as the device goes between her legs, secures her torso, and has a high back.

Check Kristen out as she moves freely through the water swimming laps using her arms. She swims forward and backward!

Do you enjoy swimming but use a different technique? Share your story with us at AbleThrive.com!

See more Stories About: 
ActivitiesHobbies

Explore AbleThrive

Jump to any topic or sub-topic from the Topic Directory

Wheelchair User Demonstrates How She Swims With Flotation Device | AbleThrive

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.