ASHLEY BAERG REPRESENTS CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Ashley Baerg, one of Canada’s finest water ski athletes, will be representing the nation at the highly-anticipated 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships in Elk Grove, California. The event kicks off on September 14th and continues until September 17th.

ATHLETE PROFILE: 

Name: Ashley Baerg

Division: Women’s MP5

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests:

  • Slalom: 6@34km
  • Trick: 1080pts
  • Jump: 17.9m (A standing World Record)

Age: 33

Hometown: Dalmeny, Saskatchewan

About Ashley:

Born with Spina Bifida, Ashley has never let her condition deter her from chasing her passions. Her journey into the world of water skiing began a decade ago, coinciding with her involvement in wheelchair basketball. From that fateful moment, there was no looking back for her. With the lure of the water, the thrill of the speed, and the challenge, Ashley’s commitment to the sport has been unwavering.

Greatest Accomplishments:

Ashley’s exemplary achievements speak for themselves. A 2x Jump World Record Holder, she has etched her name in the annals of the sport with her record-setting feats in 2017 and 2018. Moreover, she has dominated as the World Jump Champion since 2013.

Memorable Moments:

Each ski ride holds a special place in Ashley’s heart, but a few moments stand out. The euphoria of breaking the world record in the jump in 2017 remains unmatched for her, describing it as “the rush, the sheer joy, and the testament to my hard work.” Not to forget her debut at the World Championships, where every ski on the water deepened her connection to the sport and each record she shattered added fuel to her fiery passion.

Future Goals:

For Ashley, the journey is never-ending. She aims to set new benchmarks by attempting to break the world records in both the trick and slalom categories, and she has her sights set on further elevating her standing world jump record.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.