Adaptive Competitive Sports

Bethany Hamilton, Story of a Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

Bethany Hamilton

“I am glad to get involved with ‘Make A Hero’ and ‘The Current’ movie because I love to share the importance of staying active, healthy and having fun, no matter your physical limitations. Also, I love the ocean – to me, it’s a gift from God – and I know that it has played a unique role in …

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Missy Franklin, Inspired by Adaptive Athletes – ‘The Current’ Film

Athlete Ambassador, Missy Franklin

In the summer of 2012, Missy Franklin leapt into the pool and in a matter of days made her “big splash.” Only seventeen years of age, Franklin won 5 medals in the London Olympiad. A World-Record holder, she has established herself on an elite stage and has quickly become a household name. One of America’s …

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Adaptive Surfing / Paddleboard – World of Adaptive Sports

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When adaptive athletes hear about traditional surfing, it might come across as an extremely difficult, if not impossible, endeavor. However, many adaptive athletes in the world of adaptive sports find a way to make the sport work for themselves, becoming quite skilled and successful along the way. There is, perhaps, no better example than Bethany Hamilton, …

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Adaptive Mono-ski / Sit-ski – World of Adaptive Sports

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A featured event in the winter Paralympic games, adaptive athletes participate in alpine skiing throughout the world on both recreational and competitive platforms. Alpine skiing was the featured adaptive sport in Make a Hero’s first film “The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising”. On the Paralympic level, there are seven divisions of the sport as referenced …

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Adaptive Competitive Swimming – World of Adaptive Sports

Disabled Adaptive Swimming Make A Hero

Adaptive swimming as a competitive event dates back to the first Paralympic games in 1960 in Rome, Italy. The sport offers itself to fourteen different classes of disability—one of the widest ranges of athletes in the entire adaptive sporting world. Due to popularity among recreational and athlete participants, there are many adaptive sports groups available …

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Jim Martinson – The Movement: One Man Joins An Uprising

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Jim Martinson once dreamed that he could spend his life as a skibum. Then he went on a tour of duty in Vietnam. Jim was injured in a landmine explosion. Jim did not allow this accident to break his will. He returned to the US and, following his recovery, began his journey in a wheelchair. When …

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Adaptive Cycling – World of Adaptive Sports

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Riding a bike can be an enjoyable activity for individuals of all abilities. Riders can commute around town at a leisurely pace, or utilize their bike for training and competitive racing. There’s no reason why those who are unable to operate a conventional bicycle, due to physical limitation, shouldn’t be able to enjoy those same …

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