SQL Query Returning First Letter

I need an SQL query that distinctly returns the first letter of each value in the column.

Here's an example:

Column A has the following values:  baseball, football, soccer, swimming
The new query would return the following:  b, f, s

I'm using Oracle 10G.
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select distinct substr(A,1,1) from your_table
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