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Access to Recreation History

Don Krebs learned to water ski at the age of 4. By the age of 17 he was water skiing at speeds of 90 miles an hour. When he turned 18 he joined The National Speed Boat and Water Ski Association and began to ski competitively. In his second race he took first place in the Novice class. After that he moved into the Men's 18 -24 Division.

On May 21, 1978 in a race on Mission Bay in San Diego Don Krebs fell on the final lap of a 12-mile race and broke his neck sustaining a C5-7 injury. A construction worker before his injury Don decided to go to college to earn a degree. In 1985 Don Krebs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California Lutheran University. The next year he enrolled in the MBA program at the same University. In the third semester of the MBA program he took a course in Entrepreneurship. For his final project in that class he wrote a business plan for a mail-order company called Access to Recreation. It was that business plan that launched this business and eventually this web site.

After sustaining a spinal cord injury Don had trouble finding a water-ski that would allow him to return to the sport he had loved and excelled in. At first while unable to find an adaptive water-ski he did find many other recreational products. Knowing how hard it was to find the right equipment he realized there must be a need for a company specializing in adaptive recreation and exercise equipment for the physically challenged. In 1987 Access to Recreation was incorporated in the State of California. The first year we printed the first edition of the Access to Recreation catalog in black and white. That first catalog was 32 pages and we printed 35,000 copies. In 2007 we printed 200,000 full color catalogs with 64 pages. In April we are going to publish our 35th edition of the Access to Recreation catalog. Access to Recreation is now recognized as the leader in the Adaptive Recreation market.

Our catalog is sent to every major hospital and rehabilitation center in the United States including three different departments at 200 Veterans Administration hospitals. We also send our catalog to the Disabled Student Service office and Adaptive P.E. department at every college and university in the country. Included on our mailing list is hundreds of special services organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy groups, stroke clubs, as well as over 65,000 addresses of disabled consumers.

The Access to Recreation catalog and our web site at is full of recreation and exercise equipment. One can find items such as electric fishing reels and other fishing and hunting equipment for the disabled sportsman. There are also adapted golf clubs, swimming pool lifts, wheelchair gloves and cuffs, and bowling. There are devices to help with embroidery, knitting and card playing, videos, books, and practical aides such as wheelchair ramps and book holders.

We are now in the process of expanding our product selection to include pediatric and bariatric equipment. If there is something you need that we do not offer please either call or email and we will try to find it for you.

Access to Recreation not only has the most recreation and exercise equipment anywhere but we also have it at the best prices. And if you happen to find it for less somewhere else, show us and we will beat it. And if ourcompetitors offer free shipping we will match that as well. We offer the best products, and the best customer service. For a FREE copy of the catalog simply call toll free (800) 634-4351 or email us at


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8 Sandra Court | Newbury Park | CA | 91320
Tel: 800-634-4351 | Fax: 805-498-8186