Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly presents Braeson Ty Schacher, representing Team Canada in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships from September 14th to 17th.

Athlete Profile: 

Division: Men’s MP5

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests:

  • Slalom: 5@40km
  • Trick: 1410pts
  • Jump: 20.6m

About Braeson Ty Schacher

A 27-year-old dynamo from Lethbridge, Alberta, Braeson’s journey in adaptive water skiing is nothing short of inspiring. Facing a bilateral below-knee amputation in 2014, Braeson’s indomitable spirit shone through as he redirected his energy, diving into water skiing headfirst. In just three years, he has risen as a promising athlete in the community.

Introduced to the sport by snow ski buddies, Braeson’s affection for water skiing is evident both in his participation and his coaching endeavors. He’s more than an athlete; he’s a mentor, guiding young aspirants on their own skiing journeys. Away from the waters, he continues to impress with his prowess in CrossFit, wearing the badge of ‘Fittest Adaptive Athlete in Canada’.

This September, the world will witness Braeson’s skills at the IWWF Championships. His journey from a challenging amputation to a distinguished adaptive athlete is a beacon of inspiration, underlining the message that passion and determination can help conquer any challenge.

Greatest Accomplishments

In 2022, Braeson was honoured with the title of the WSWC Adaptive Male Development Athlete of the Year. Beyond water skiing, he showcased his tenacity in the CrossFit Open, clinching the title of the Fittest Adaptive Athlete in Canada.

Memorable Moments

Among Braeson’s numerous accolades and achievements, he fondly recalls trick skiing for the first time alongside peers Nolan, Rae-Lee, and Nat – moments that reaffirm his love for the sport.

Looking Ahead

With clear ambitions, Braeson’s vision for the future includes setting world records in Slalom, Trick, and Jump events, aiming to etch his name among the legends of adaptive water skiing.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, and the live webcast of the event at this link,

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.

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography