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Diversity in Aquatics Convention

Event Details

Diversity in Aquatics Convention

Time: April 8, 2017 at 9am to April 9, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Street: 1633 N Bayshore Dr
City/Town: Miami, FL 33132
Website or Map: http://www.diversityinaquatic…
Event Type: convention, networking, collaboration
Organized By: Miriam S Lynch
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2017

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Event Description

Join us this year at our 2017 Diversity in Aquatics Convention, April 8-9, 2017 held at the beautiful Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel.  The Diversity in Aquatics Convention is an annual flagship program aimed to bring together one of the most extensive collections of diverse and passionate aquatic experts, professionals, athletes, enthusiasts, in the nation/world. The focus of Diversity in Aquatics is on empowering communities through education and involvement in aquatic physical activities, water safety awareness and drowning prevention efforts in traditionally underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.  Diversity in Aquatics (DAP) 2017 Convention in Miami, Florida also provides the opportunity for participants to serve as think tank addressing “Drowning” as a “Neglected Public Health Threat” in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations, as outlined in the World Health Organization’s (2014) Global Report on Drowning.

DAP Convention 2017 in Miami, Florida theme is “Cause to Action” where we will focus on the following areas:

  • Increasing Knowledge & Awareness

    • History of aquatics in underrepresented communities

    • Research Symposium and Presentations on best practices and culturally relevant education

  • Broadening Prevention Education and Aquatic Programming

    • Expanding Water Safety Education & Drowning Prevention

    • Sport specific focused efforts of the Aquatic Councils

  • Creating Partnerships and Community Collaborations

    • National Leadership Summit with the American Red Cross

    • Think Tank with a body of experts providing advice and ideas on aquatics

This year marks our five year anniversary of the Diversity in Aquatics Convention where we continue to build and grow our mission. DAP 2017 Convention theme reflects the challenges of addressing the burden of drowning in traditionally underrepresented communities while developing solutions, action plans to make a difference. Come and gain insight into best practices that can increase diverse participation, reduce drowning statistics, while working with nationally recognized organizations and Governing Bodies of aquatic sports under the United States Olympic Committee.

In addition to our member-centered workshops, research sessions, and implementation of cutting-edge aquatic programs and strategies, Diversity in Aquatics has partnered with the American Red Cross to create a National Diversity Leadership Summit. This summit is aimed at bringing together diverse organizations as well aquatic professionals focused on working to build solutions towards both the organization’s missions of increasing water safety education and safe participation in aquatic physical activities.

Lastly, don’t forget to bring your aquatic gear, as it is a tradition of ours, for attendees to get in the water and experience for themselves new aquatics skills and disciplines (scuba demo, open water swimming, deep water running, triathlon/multi-sport training, rowing, etc.).

To register for the: Diversity in Aquatics Convention 2017 “ A Cause to Action” - Miami, FL. http://www.diversityinaquatics.com/convention

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