Adaptive sports

Episode 32: Jeff Denholm

Jeff Denholm and True Grit

In Episode 32 we speak with Jeff Denholm, an inspiring man of the water who moved beyond the loss of his arm to push himself further than ever in the ocean and life. Jeff shares his story of humble roots in the waters of the US East Coast, finding his passion for raw, heavy ocean off Alaska, and the harrowing tale of losing his arm at sea. We hear of Jeff’s focus on surfing and prone board paddling while developing new prosthetic technology that allow him to continue to push his limits in the ocean. Jeff shares an inspiring perspective on helping to build a more sustainable world through his work with Save The Waves, Patagonia, and his own company developing environmentally friendly flame retardant. 

Thanks for sharing Jeff’s ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of him on Instagram and Facebook pages. 

This Ocean Life Podcast Jeff Denholm

Episode 30: Ryan Levinson

Ryan Levinson and An Adaptive Life in the Water

In Episode 30 we speak with Ryan Levinson, a legend in the water who reached incredible levels of success beyond what most of us would dream about — all while battling Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Ryan shares his story of being diagnosed with MD and the path he set for himself to push beyond any limits in the ocean as member of US Sailing Team, scuba instructor, director of EMS/Rescue for the Big Wave World Tour, kiteboarder, and more. Ryan shares an inspiring and positive perspective on adopting new ocean activities as his MD progressed, continually finding solace and flow in the ocean, and living in the Tahitian waters on his sailboat. I’m humbled to have had Ryan spend time with me and am beyond inspired by him — you will be too.

Thanks for sharing Ryan’s ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of Ryan on his Facebook page, Instagram page and epic YouTube Channel, Two Afloat.

Please also check out the adaptive sports organizations that Ryan works with:

https://www.challengedathletes.org

https://stokeforlife.org/

This Ocean Life Ryan Levinson surf