MARILOU ALLARD SET TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly announces the participation of Marilou Allard, the promising athlete from Labelle, Quebec, representing Team Canada in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. The competition is set to commence from September 14th to September 17th in Elk Grove, California.

Athlete Profile:

Name: Marilou Allard

Age: 21 years

Hometown: Labelle, Quebec

Division: A/L2

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests: 

  • Slalom (2@55km)
  • Trick (1360pts)
  • Jump (15.1m)

Marilou is a stand out in the A/L2 division of adaptive water skiing. With over ten years of commitment to the sport, Marilou boasts impressive performances in slalom, trick, and jump events. It’s no wonder that water skiing is embedded in her DNA, passed on by parents who shared a deep connection with the sport. Despite initially being reluctant to embrace the sport, she was soon consumed by its captivating charm, forming deep bonds and reveling in every moment on the water.

Marilou’s journey hasn’t been without its hurdles. Diagnosed with dyspraxia at a young age, which affects coordination, she has worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges it presents, especially in a sport that demands precision. 2023 became a transformative year for her as she transitioned to the adaptive category. With unwavering grit, Marilou set two world records in her debut adaptive tournament during the 2023 Canadian Water Ski Championships.

Marilou cherishes the memories made during the 2022 Nationals, where she forged strong connections with fellow participants and reveled in the sheer joy of the sport. Looking ahead, she aims for classification in her division, setting new records, and creating moments that she, and Canada, can hold dear.

For those who wish to cheer for Marilou and Team Canada, catch the live results and schedule at: https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada: 

Adaptive Water Ski Canada is a leading organization committed to promoting and developing adaptive water skiing in Canada, supporting athletes to reach their full potential on the international stage.