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Athletics & Recreation

Whether you wish to train in a competitive sport or try fun, recreational activities with friends, Lakeshore’s Recreation & Athletics department provides ample opportunity for youth and adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and chronic health conditions to be active.


Want to challenge yourself in a competitive sport? Youth and adults can choose from a diverse offering of team and individual sports including but not limited to wheelchair basketball, power soccer, swimming and track & field. Youth make friends and develop skills in a team environment or take their training to the next level in hopes of earning a college athletic scholarship or entering the Paralympic pipeline. Adults also achieve athletic success by taking up a new sport or becoming a weekend warrior to continue a life-long passion.


Want to be active without the commitment and competition of athletics? Recreation may be your niche. Adults can take a spin on one of our many adapted cycles or join in a fun game of boccia with fellow members. Join a recreation tennis or wheelchair softball league with friends and family without a disability or climb to new heights on the Regions Climbing Wall. Youth socialize, move and play in weekly after-school programs, while out-of-town children and teens try a variety of sports and games at Saturday events and summer camps.

Lima Foxtrot Programs for Injured Military

Founded in 2006, Lima Foxtrot Programs for Injured Military is a unique initiative providing recreation and athletic experiences for active-duty personnel, veterans and their families at no cost. Through sport and recreation camps and our Operation Endurance program, more than 2,600 injured servicemen and women from 46 states and territories have learned how to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site

2018 marks the 15th year for Lakeshore as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site. Since 2003 Lakeshore has produced 52 Paralympic athletes, coaches and staff who have brought home more than 30 Paralympic medals. Our strong reputation in sport makes us a destination of choice for some of the world’s best athletes.