AWL National & Other Sports

While AWL DC currently promotes Rowing and Fitness in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area, there are opportunities in additional sports for athletes with intellectual impairment to compete at a high-level events organized by Athletes Without Limits National and Virtus:World Intellectual Impairment Sport including:

  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Rowing (areas outside DC/MD/VA)
  • Skiing (Alpine & Nordic)
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Triathlon (mainstream)

Athletes should review the the Athletes Without Limits National website including pages for each sport and the U.S. athlete eligibility page which explains the the Virtus eligibility groups for Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome and Autism+.

Note that AWL DC sports is open to developing programs in additional sports for interested athletes in the DC area. If you’d like to explore the development of additional sports with us please contact us!



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