Posts Tagged ‘Schwimmen’

Crazy Flash XXV

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


Wheelchair Excursion Mallorca Part V

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

In Palma Nova there is a very long promenade which is dragging on over three beaches.
Good floor plates, the wheelchair is rolling and rolling and rolling…

On two of these three beaches there is a special roofed

beach area for handicapped like me and …ehhh… babies…

There is a

beach wheelchair

on each in which you get transferred from your own wheelchair by two nice helpers from the Spanish Red Cross and pulled across the beach into the water.

I knew these special wheelchairs already from Tenerife see older blogpost, but with a water temperature of 15°C I deferred a test series of these models for an indefinite time.

If you are only allowed to use this beach area as wheelchair user when you have got a baby with you???

Translator BL


Technical Aids Test Week Lanzarote Part 3

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012


(Deutsch) Rollifahrer-Seepferdchen

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Water, water, water…

Sunday, January 16th, 2011


Tenerife Part V

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I already mentioned the accessibility of Los Cristianos. They have equipped a special area for us wheelchair and scooter users on the beach over there.

You can drive in your wheelchair on wooden planks almost into the water.

If you really would like to go into the sea there are two wheelchair lifeguards who lift you with a hoist into a

Beach Wheelchair

and move you across the sand into the sea.

The guys have pushed me across the beach at a run. I was shocked that Spaniards can move that fast, respect.

Swimming in the sea for the first time after 3,5 years, what a feeling!

I was hardly in the water, and the big fish die-off began.

Translator BL


Swimming Pool

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

A visit to the swimming pool in my case turns out to be a little bit like the launch of a


There are the most different methods to be


Possibilities are e.g. a hydraulically swinging bench, a chair in which one is wound down to the water, or a shower chair in which one is pushed down a ramp into the wet as at a ship’s christening.
Into the sea one is pushed e.g. with a beach wheelchair.
(see older blog post).

The strangest variant reminds immediately of the good old


on a fun fair. The fun begins with this

floating chair

being 10 cm higher than my cushion, and I would have had to unpack little wings to get on it on my own. Presumably for hygienic reasons the footrest was installed towards the inner side of the chair so that not everybody puts his unwashed feet on it.
If the jump on this thing was successful you swing the safety bar around. The copilot (assistant) drives you to the starting position in front of the pool, hooks you up with two belts into the hoist mounted on the ceiling, and the flight above the water may start.

Before watering put on your life vest!

Translator BL


Sport News

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Exercise of all kind is in spite of the paralysis extremely important. My daily morning 1 – 1,5 hours of

wheeler yoga in bed

are showing the first results. Additionally a bit

leg training,

Swimming Pool,

Hand cycle,

Physio therapy (see older blogpost)

and I am ready for the next


I am not sure about the discipline, any ideas?
I only get tired quickly!

Translator BL


Holidays Tenerife III

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Lifeguards help you into the sea with these beach wheelchairs at the “handicapped beach” for free.