This was all possible due to the Outrigger Waikiki hotel, with their pool hoist, helpful staff, my slide board along with my new floaty device.
My friend and I were able to transfer onto the pool hoist which is bolted to the side of the pool and we were able to use the remote to lower me into the warm salty water. Yes, I was very nervous and once we got comfortable there was no drama at all. Besides I had an awesome view overlooking the ocean and then it was time to celebrate this moment with the piña colada poolside 🍹.
As I have impaired sensation throughout my body, it was awesome to be able to enjoy.
I have an incomplete injury which means I have altered sensation and to be able to experience the water over my body and to be able to try a new experience was fantastic.
Outrigger Waikiki advised me that they had a ADA pool (USA standard for wheelchair access) so I was encouraged to take a dip. In the months prior I informed my exercise physiologist and travel buddy of my intentions.