Teaching a “Learn to Water Ski Clinic” since 2006 in partnership with Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA), the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team has been truly touched by every individual who has ever participated. NISRA is an extension of municipal recreation agencies in the McHenry County area that provides recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. These teens and adults all have physical and/or cognitive disabilities, but have overcome their challenges to learn to ski on the boom, long line, dock starts, and slalom. Adapting skiing techniques to address individual challenges coupled with 100% commitment from the participants resulted in success for every skier. These sessions have been gratifying for both the partici- pants and the instructors. The huge smiles on their faces each week were reminders of why we love this sport.