World of Adaptive Sports

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 Fitness: Weightlifting & Cardio – World of Adaptive Sports

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The notion that sports & recreation should be, and can be, adapted to any ability level, also applies to the field of adaptive fitness. Weight training & cardio workouts generally compose the category of ‘adaptive fitness’ within the world of adaptive sports. The general idea, whether one is training to maximize performance in an adaptive …

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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

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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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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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Adaptive Recreational Swimming – World of Adaptive Sports

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Swimming has become one of the most popular adaptive sports amongst athletes and recreational participants. This water based activity is one which most individuals, regardless of ability level, have an awareness of from an early age. Most everyone has been in or at least around a swimming pool, lake, or ocean at some point in time. …

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