Tweet #igotcredit to win!

Let the world know you got credit for watersports with #igotcredit for a chance to win a free credit class this fall semester!

There's still time for camp fun

We have been having an incredible summer with lots of great weather, warm water, and lots of fun memories. There are still a few weeks of summer camp left before it's time for school, and you can even save 10% with our Back-To-School special!

MBAC bids farewell to a man who contributed so much

The world recently said goodbye to man whose contributions have helped shape MBAC in many ways. On June 21, Bruce Rifkin died at age 58 due to complications from multiple sclerosis after putting up a tough fight.

8/6/14

Tweet #igotcredit to win!



Let the world know you got credit for watersports with #igotcredit for a chance to win a free credit class this fall semester!  If you’ve ever taken one of our ENS watersport classes for college credit, then you know that this is the best class to take for a unit.  We would love your help spreading the word about these amazing classes, so drop a line on Twitter with hastag #igotcredit and you will be entered to win a semester-long ENS class this fall. Even if you’ve graduated from college, no one can pass up 15 weeks of wakeboarding, surfing, or kayaking for FREE. These classes are open to everyone, with lucky college students getting a grade for learning to surf, sail, or stand up paddleboard. Tweet #igotcredit for your chance to win!

Check us out on twitter at twitter.com/mbaquaticcenter

There’s still time for camp fun!



We have been having an incredible summer with lots of great weather, warm water, and lots of fun memories. There are still a few weeks of summer camp left before it's time for school, and you can even save 10% with our Back-To-School special!

Our Back to School Special gives you a 10% discount when you register a camper for both weeks 11 and 12. There’s no better way to spend the last few weeks of summer before having to go back to school for the rest of the year.

Sign up today before summer is gone!

Check learning to surf off your bucket list



Summer fun is not just for kids so if you haven't checked learning to surf off your bucket list yet there's no better time than now.  Our Two Session Surfing class is perfect for those looking to spend only one weekend learning to surf. At only $89 per person (or $69 for current SDSU/UCSD students) this is a bargain for 5 hours of surf instruction over two days.  We will provide all of the equipment for the class, including soft surfboards perfect for learning, and wetsuits.  With super warm water this summer and perfect sunny weather there has never been a better time to learn to surf. Find a friend and check off this summer bucket list item by enrolling in a Two Session Surfing class today.


MBAC bids farewell to a man who contributed so much



The world recently said goodbye to man whose contributions have helped shape MBAC in many ways. On June 21, Bruce Rifkin died at age 58 due to complications from multiple sclerosis after putting up a tough fight. Bruce graduated San Diego State University, and became one of the earliest employees at Mission Bay Aquatic Center where he worked for years as the Marine Maintenance Supervisor. He had great craftsman skills and constructed keels for America’s Cup boats. He also designed and oversaw construction of the boat on display in the Point Loma library.

After leaving MBAC as an employee Bruce still played an integral part in disabled watersports in San Diego.  He designed and constructed many of the adaptive watersports equipment still being used at MBAC today to allow persons with disabilities to enjoy watersports.  Bruce ironically organized and helped run the National MS Society Day at the Bay, a day of sailing and fun for persons with MS and their families. His ashes were returned to the sea in a small private ceremony with family members and close friends last month.  His legacy in shaping MBAC is felt daily by the users and staff at the center and will not be forgotten.

7/8/14

New sculling equipment arrives at MBAC



For decades thousands of beginning scullers experienced their first strokes as a rower in one of MBAC's wherry rowing shells.  Marking an end of an era, and the beginning of a new chapter, MBAC has replaced it's fleet of aging wherries with new modern sculling shells designed to be easy to learn on and a pleasure to row as you grow in experience.

The new fleet consists of Edon TS515 shells with the Dreher sculling oars.  Built with similar construction to a kayak, the boats are durable, responsive, and have surprised many experienced rowers who were happy with their performance.   The feedback is that the boat moves effortlessly through the water and makes for a very meditative experience.

For those of you looking to experience these new rowing shells, our Sculling Level 1 class will provide you with the skills to feel confident rowing your own boat. These classes are instructed by our very experienced and friendly rowing instructors who are there to help guide you with your newfound sport, or give you a few pointers if you want a refresher on rowing.  We offer beginner to advanced classes that can be purchased as a package to save you money.

Once you complete the sculling classes, your instructor will check you off so you will able to rent the shells on your own. Rentals can also be purchased as a discounted package, or you can purchase an annual sculling pass for only $285.00.

Be one of the first customers to experience the amazing new rowing shells and sign up for a sculling class today!

MBAC accessible skier brings home gold



For the past eight years Scott Leason has been training at MBAC, twice a week, year-round to compete  and qualify for the US Disabled Water Ski National Championships.  In June, Scott accomplished his goal of qualifying for the national championship by bringing home gold in the regional qualifier.

Twenty one years ago, Scott Leason was shot in the head during a robbery at a convenience store and blinded for the rest of his life.  While most people might let this bring them down, Scott is grateful to be alive and actively living a life any adventure seeker craves.   He has found solice in training where he not only improves his waterskiing and wakeboarding skills, but also a sense of purpose through competitive spirit.

Every year, Scott attends the US Disabled Water Ski National Championships in hopes of a gold medal. The competitive event, put on by USA Waterski, provides opportunities for people with varying disabilities to compete on a national level.  This year’s competition will be held August 29-31 in Talking Rock, Georgia.

A few weeks ago, Scott competed at the Western Regional Disabled Water Skiing Tournament in Elk Grove, California where he claimed the gold medal.  He’s hoping that this will be a prediction of what his results will be like at nationals.  He has some tough competition at nationals,  but is confident in his pursuit of a gold medal.  We are all hoping this will be the year that all of his hard work pays off.

To check out Scott’s adventurous and active lifestyle, check out his photos on his Facebook page, Never Lose Sight. You can also view a short documentary, True Vision, about his endeavors at vimeo.com/24253075.

We are so proud of all that he has accomplished and will be cheering him on to bring home the gold at nationals!