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Down Syndrome Sports of America

DSSA is a National Sports Organization dedicated to transforming the lives of athletes with Down syndrome who want to develop and compete in sports. "...inspiring athletes with Down syndrome..."

calling skiers of all abilities!

 

 

Our very first training camp!

HOLD THE DATES!
Unfortunately the venue where we were due to hold the event in December is not allowing "out of state" athletes due to Covid.  We have therefore had to postpone the camp until next year. Watch this space for dates.  Sports will likely be basketball, gymnastics, soccer & swimming. 

 

OUR PODCAST SERIES

Listen here to our inspirational Podcasts in which we talk to a wide range of guests, from former Olympians to special needs educationalists who share their experiences and insights - all really relevant to our athletes. LATEST PODCAST - Listen to the inspirational Daniel Chaplin about overcoming the challenges of Down syndrome and completing 29 half marathons!

 

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Move United Junior Nationals 2021

Many congratulations to Coach Claudia and our swimmers who were in Colorado for this competition.  Not only did our swimmers make waves in the pool but they were also great ambassadors for Down syndrome sport.  Huge thanks to the team at Move United for putting on a really good event! 

News Feed

DSSA welcomes Dr Monica Lepore to the team

By DSSA 11/03/2021, 7:00pm EDT

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Monica Lepore to our Advisory Committee.

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DSSA welcomes Coach Glenn Moore to the team

By DSSA 10/11/2021, 7:30pm EDT

We are very happy to announce that Glenn Moore has joined the DSSA coaching team

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Daniel Chaplin bags his 29th half marathon!

By DSSA News Editor 07/26/2021, 1:00pm EDT

DSSA runner, Daniel Chaplin participated in the Christmas in July half marathon, in Indianapolis, on July 24th, 2021

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Beat the Covid blues with our three online weekly training sessions!

ZUMBA WITH HALIE...

We are thrilled to launch our live, online Zumba class.  Zumba as a CrossFit activity is suitable for all athletes and has many health benefits. Weekly sessions are free to our members and a lot of fun!  See the DSSA Event Calendar for dates and times.

 

Yoga with Anna...

New to our February virtual lineup for members is Yoga with Anna. Yoga promotes a healthy mind and body. Anna is a certified yoga instructor, occupational therapist (OTR/L) and an Illinois high school assistant swim coach. Sessions are free to our members - see the DSSA Event Calendar for dates and times.

 

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