Join us at the 2018 Diversity in Aquatics Convention held April 20-22, 2018 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. The Diversity in Aquatics Convention is the most extensive collection of diverse, passionate aquatic professionals, athletes, and enthusiasts in the nation/the world. Our convention provides a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals to network on solutions and expands possibilities towards targeted populations.
Convention Registration and Information
Opening in October as we look forward to seeing you April 20-22, 2018!
DIA 2018 Convention Goals
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2017 Distributed Convention Materials
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About the 2018 Diversity in Aquatics Convention:
Be part of the changing opportunities, beneficial exchanges all while promoting aquatic sports and addressing the needs for more water safety programs. We will have leaders from various aquatic related agencies such as the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, USA Rowing, USA Triathlon, Scuba Diving and others there to share information about their various aquatic initiatives within their organizations. At our conventions, our attendees get in the water and can experience for themselves new aquatics skills and disciplines (Scuba Demo, Open Water Swimming, Deep Water Running, Triathlon/Multi-Sport Training), and how to increase aquatic participation back home.
Participants had the opportunity to:
In addition to our member-centered workshops, research sessions, and implementation of cutting-edge aquatic programs and strategies, Diversity in Aquatics partnered with the American Red Cross to create a National Leadership Diversity Summit (details below) bringing together leaders of diverse organizations as well aquatic professionals working to create solutions towards both organization’s missions of increasing water safety education and participation in aquatics. Aquatic professionals, athletes, and enthusiasts of all levels are encouraged to come to develop partnerships and propel aquatic sports forward turning a cause to action.
Diversity in Aquatics (DAP) and American Red Cross National Leadership Diversity Summit
To bring together national/local leadership organizations to create a unified voice to inform and address the disproportionate impact of drowning deaths on historically underrepresented communities.
Raise the knowledge and awareness among national community leaders and influencers of historically underrepresented communities to empower and improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of unintentional drowning deaths in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations through aquatic physical activity.
Both large or small start-up organizations can network to build a better future for all aquatic sports., and be a part of history in the making. For more information, please contact Thaddeus Gamory at Thaddeus@diversityinaquatics.org or Miriam Lynch at Miriam@diversityinaquatics.org.
2015 Video from Convention
State of Diversity in Aquatic Programs (DAP) Report
2014 Video from the Convention