Each year Diversity in Aquatics Program honors those individuals who help to further the mission of curving the drowning statistics, increasing swimming competency amongst undeserved /underrepresented communities by increasing aquatic sports participation, for fitness, recreation, health, competition, and professions, for youth and adults.
Nominations are due by Feb 15th. Make your nomination at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMZ6aXb-B3o5T1WPw_la5H6H7pqBPdBlGwppbhgkI9xjhx-A/viewform
Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons, Boating, Diving, Other
More about me:
Born in Washington, DC, where I learned to swim. Mater Dei, Gonzaga..... Worked for many years for DCPR at Banneker, Upshur, Francis, Wilson, Takoma, Georgetown, Marie Reed, and others....National Capital YMCA, managed also the facilities at the Sheraton Woodley, the OMNI Shoreham Park Plaza, and others...... For too many years, at Howard University Burr Gym Pool, with GREAT co-workers and SUPER college students as lifeguards and staff, but there are far too many to name, except the late Dr. Beth "Chippie" Southern Eubanks (RIP).... I am a former WSIT, LGIT , and CPR-IT, I taught swimming at HU, Grambling State (M.S.), University of New Mexico (PhD), and made friends across the globe.
Currently serving as the Immediate Past National Chairman of the Council for Aquatic Professionals. A council within the AAHPERD - AAPAR organizations out of Reston, VA. I am a former Head Swimming & Diving Coach for Howard University and also for Florida A&M University, where I was honored to train some of the best young people in college athletics. I am so very proud of all those that I affected through swimming and those that touched me as well. I have coached two African Americans that have done well in this sport, Delonte "Dee" Stephens (Jr. Nationals, and USA Swimming - US Olympic Trials), and Mujahid "MJ" El-Amin (USA Swimming - US Olympic Trials). Also, Ngozi Monu of Nigeria (2000 and 2008 Olympian) and Howard University (Congrats on your upcoming marriage).
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Hi Newton, it is a pleasure to have you as a friend. Your background is swimming rich (I like it), and I am so sorry we never connected when I was on the faculty at Hampton University. Let's share ideas sometime in the near future. You are close enough, as we are both residents of Virginia. And I saw that you spent some of your professional career at my first alma mater, Southern University. By the way, what college did you attned? Just curious. Take care, hope to connect with you soon.
Welcome Dr. Jackson! I am glad you are able to join. I want to also introduce you Shaun Anderson. He is a professor at Norfolk State and USA Swimming's Diversity Consultant on the National Level. He is trying to get in touch with a contact at Howard University to partner Howard University with USA swimming. I will be emailing you soon about it. There is also a potential of USA Rowing wanting to develop a partnership with the Swim and Dive team as well.