It is our distinct pleasure to have you to join us here. DIA – Diversity in Aquatic is the nation’s largest network of ethnically diverse aquatic professionals, athletes, enthusiast, and researchers working together to help save lives.
Our vision is to create a nation where all communities have access to quality educational aquatic opportunities to empower and improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of unintentional drowning deaths in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations
The mission of DIA is focused on efforts to eliminate the drowning disparity among historically underrepresented populations.
Since being founded in 2006, the organization has defined excellence through programming developed to educate, promote, and support collaborative community engagement efforts among diverse aquatic professionals and national aquatic stakeholders. Many of our members are engaged in research, design and implementation of cutting-edge programs and strategies, to increase aquatic participation, reduce the drowning statistics in the community as well as working with National Governing Bodies of Sports under the United States Olympic Committee, on how to expose the benefits of aquatics sport and fitness to more diverse populations.
Promote: To increase the knowledge and awareness of water safety and drowning prevention, and aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.
Educate: To provide educational programming and collaborative relationships in traditionally underrepresented communities in order to equip historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations with the skills needed to be safe and participate in aquatic physical activities and environments.
Support: To increase sustainability in water safety and drowning prevention efforts and involvement in a variety of aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.
Provide a forum for leaders and participants to work build a network of ideas and innovation for their aquatic community
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.
Create new paradigms while decreasing drowning disparities, and increasing diversity and inclusion.
Collaborate along with inspired and accomplished aquatic professionals, athletes, program directors, and coaches
Creation of the Diversity in Aquatics Convention was established as a forum where aquatic leaders from across the world can come together to work on tools and solutions for the prevention of drowning, the sustainment of existing programs and expansion into new areas of aquatic programming. (See Convention for more information).
Come join to us to find out more about how you or your organization can get involved as we spread awareness through fellowship and advocacy on our members page.
To learn more about Diversity in Aquatic programs, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Us
DAP was formed by Shaun Anderson and Jayson Jackson who have been involved with the swimming and aquatic world and sought to reduce the drowning disparities for all minorities, expand the efforts and policies around drowning prevention and water safety while promoting the benefits of aquatics activities (i.e., professions, recreation and athletics) to the greater society. The network and mission continues to grow worldwide.