People with disabilities dive into scuba class
Several individuals with disabilities were joined by scuba diving instructors inside a pool in the Miami area … The event was organized in part by Diveheart, a foundation offering people with disabilities a chance to get in the water and learn how to dive.
According to Diveheart founder Jim Elliott, “You see people of mobility issues, amputees and spinal cord injuries, and they’re able to experience zero gravity,” he said, “and we’re all equal in the water. It’s a great equalizer.”
For participant Caroline Twohill, “It’s a different perspective. I swim as much as I can, being an amputee, that I find that the water allows the human body to use every muscle, muscles that we don’t even realize at times that we have or we’re using.” she said.
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