Adaptive Sports and Rec is about offering sports for kids and adults with physical disabilities to ensure opportunities equal to their able bodied peers.  Everyone can play recreational and competitive sports.  We believe in:




Adaptive Sports and Rec is aligned with the global Paralympic Sport movement, and continue to make this a reality in San Diego by providing opportunities of leadership, health, and team comraderie through sports that are contested at the Paralympic Games.

What does Paralympic mean?

Paralympic means parallel. As in, the Paralympic sport system is parallel to the Olympic sport system. Athletes who compete within Paralympic sports have physical disabilities.

There are four groups of athletes with physical disabilities commonly found within the Paralympic movement:

  • Athletes who use wheelchairs
  • Athletes with visual impairments & blindness
  • Athletes who are amputees
  • Athletes with cerbral palsy and neurological impairment

For more information on the Paralympic sport movement, Paralympic Sports and the Paralympic Games, visit US Paralympics.