Physical Challenge: Achondroplasia/Dwarfism
Sports: Swimming, Surfing, Running/Track, Soccer, Basketball
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Sebastian Desposato is a swimmer, surfer, triathlete, and all-around fitness fanatic. Sebastian was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, which limits growth especially in long limbs.
Being short has never slowed him down. As a Team USA athlete at the World Dwarf Games in Canada in 2017, he took 13 medals, including eight gold and two new records in swimming. When not in the pool, he loves to surf with CAF and compete in triathlons. He also likes mountain biking and soccer. Sebastian is proud to be a CAF athlete and is grateful for all of the amazing support he has received, as well as the friend he has made.
His dad likes to tell a story about Sebastian at a new pool, when he was training for the World Dwarf Games. Sometimes people make comments about Sebastian because he is little. This time, a bunch of kids were overheard talking about Sebastian as, “that kid with all the muscles.”
“Surfing makes me feel happy and it’s fun! I love surfing with my new friend’s. I get stoked a lot, especially when I catch hundreds of waves. Without CAF, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to surf like I do and make new friends.” -Sebastian Desposato
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