Adaptive Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Phil Kerr, a renowned name in the adaptive water skiing community, will be representing Canada at the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. This prestigious event will take place in Elk Grove, California, from September 14th to September 17th.

Athlete Profile: 

Division: Men’s MP4

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Age: 35

Hometown: Ontario

About Phil:

Phil Kerr is much more than an athlete; he is an inspiration. With roots in Ontario, the 35-year-old, despite facing life as a T12 paraplegic since 2002, has demonstrated an unwavering spirit in the world of adaptive water skiing. Participating in the MP4 division, Phil has proved his mettle in all events including slalom, trick, and jump.

Introduced to the water sports community by close friends, Phil’s journey from the local waters to the global stage serves as a beacon of hope, resilience, and unyielding passion.

Major Achievements:

  • 2018 Adaptive Worlds Wakeboard Champion: Phil broadened Canada’s horizon by grabbing this esteemed title.
  • Two-Time National Adaptive Wakeboard Champion: An epitome of excellence, Phil has claimed this title twice, underlining his supreme skills.
  • 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships Qualifier: His recent qualification for this grand event is a testament to his continuous pursuit of greatness.

Memorable Moments:

For Kerr, the journey is as beautiful as the destination. He treasures memories from training camps, where bonds with teammates were forged and strengthened.

Looking Ahead:

With a clear focus on the future, Phil aspires to be instrumental in bringing home the gold for Team Canada at the Championships. Given his illustrious career and steadfast determination, there’s a palpable sense of optimism among his supporters.

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.