Play/Get Fit

Play/Get Fit

Take some time to explore the many opportunities for recreational activities in SLO County.

Adaptive Paddling Program
Collaborates with Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC) and draws from the professional expertise of a Kayaking instructor and a Physical Therapist to train students in Cal Poly’s Kinesiology 307 course to act as assistant instructors in the delivery of an Adapted Paddling Clinic, which is conducted once the training is complete. The program has grown to include a team of three ACA (American Canoe Association) certified paddling instructors and three licensed physical therapists.  We are currently recruiting additional instructors.  Equipment for the program has been purchased with grant money, donated by companies within the paddlesports industry, and secured with money from the College Based Fees. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Taylor,

Two kayakers paddling

SLO County Beach Wheelchairs
The California Coastal Commission provides a county-by-county list of beach wheelchairs available for checkout – here is the direct link to SLO county’s beach wheelchair list (Note: ours is the only county in CA besides San Diego county that offers a motorized beach wheelchair for checkout).

Wheelchair Rider’s Guide to the Central Coast 
Provides accessible parks, trails, historical sites and other points of interest.

Partners in Equestrian Therapy (P.E.T.)
Provides special needs students with the opportunity to increase physical skills, confidence and self esteem through equestrian therapy (therapeutic horse back riding).

Special Olympics
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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