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Swimming for the Soul

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

From the WashingtonPost.com, by Lynn Sherr:

To call swimming a religious experience might sound like sacrilege.

But for many of us, every time we slip into a bikini, or plunge into the ocean, or pound out our laps, we’re actually taking part in a spiritual rite. Swimming is an ancient activity, combining the mystical properties of waters with the pure joy of…

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USRowing Diversity Invitational Recap

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

On July 30 my wife and I had the honor and privilege to attend the First Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. For those of you who have never been to Rochester, I highly suggest you make a visit. I honestly felt as if Rochester is the friendliest city I have ever been to. Upon arriving to city limits, we…

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At 2:55pm on October 24, 2014, Scriven E. King said…

I lost Ric's phone number due to a lost phone and made an attempt to find him on the net.  I am happy to see that he is still involved in aquatics.  Ric was my dive instructor in the 70's.   

At 7:04pm on October 20, 2014, Sarah Welch said…

Hi Jayson, thank you for the opportunity to be part of this exciting site. I was referred by Nadine Day,President of US Masters Swimming.  Look forward to the experience. Sarah (Welch)

At 11:52am on October 14, 2014, Sidney McLaurin said…

Hi Jayson, I'm in an ocean conservation master's program @ Duke...ran across the underwater classroom and found you guys as a sponsor.  Joined since I grew up teaching swimming at Jackson State, swam in high school at sailed in college at Florida.  Looks like you guys are doing some awesome things...happy to help, if I can!

At 4:12pm on October 9, 2014, Leslie Booker said…

Hi Jayson!  Thanks for the allowing me to join.  I discovered you all on Facebook.  I wish I had known about you all this summer.  I did an 11k charity swim for an organization in Austin.  It's called Colin's Hope and it spreads water safety awareness.  

At 9:03pm on October 1, 2014, Charles Lumpkin said…

Hello Karl:  this is Charlie Lumpkin, SCSU Swim team 69-73.  I was a diver and I'm in the SCSU Athletic Hall of Fame.  I called coach Bradley and he told me about the HOF.  Please call him and give him your number and E-mail.  I'll call you.  He gave me Dr. Mosley's number who was at the Morgan State Swim Reunion.  Please pass the word to all HBCU swimmers that we are planning a reunion at the next DAP convention.

At 10:27am on September 29, 2014, Karl Berry said…
I was a member of SC State AquaDogs. My team won the 1980 - thru 82, black National Swimming and Diving Chamionships. We lost our team due to Title IX. My team was inducted into the SC State Athletic Hall of Fame for this achievement. A lot of us have gone in to do other things, but swimming was instrumental in our life at one time. I wanted to add some pictures from out event to the site. My team was composed of kids from Detroit, NJ, Indiana, SC, and Philly.
At 4:52pm on September 25, 2014, Thaddeus Gamory said…

Hello Benicia,

Congratulations on being a Swimming Saves Lives Grant recipient.  I watched your video and I am so inspired about the amazing work that you're doing teaching adults to swim.  

DAP members have spent countless hours in the water with adults who have either developed fears of the water and/or never learned how to swim, and it is very rewarding work.  

One of our DAP members, learned to swim at 40 years old during the DAP Convention 2013, Community Outreach event, and she will now complete her first triathlon this coming sunday.

We look forward to telling you about our DAP Swimmers, coachers and community support successes.  Miriam Lynch, DAP Director of Operations, and I are looking forward to speaking with you in the very near future.   Please contact us at our emails below, to set up a time that we can talk.

Thaddeus Gamory

Council Chairs Coordinator,

Diversity in Aquatics Program

miriam@diversityinaquatics.com

thadgam1@gmail.com

At 9:10pm on September 22, 2014, Benicia Rivera said…

Hello Jayson. I found this website through USA Swimming's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. My mission is to create the same program/ committee that USA Swimming has for US Masters Swimming. 

I am eager to learn about your organization and what you offer to swimmers, coaches, and the communities. I want to share this video with you so you can see the work that I am currently doing in Richmond, Ca. 

Swimming Saves Lives In Richmond, Ca

Thanks so much for your time and I hope to connect with you soon.

Benicia

At 1:50pm on September 22, 2014, Cynthia Webb-Manly said…

Hey Jayson I was searching for some info on the HU swim team/staff when your site came up. I have been teaching water fitness classes of some sort for a while and thought it would be great to have another source of info and inspiration.

At 6:03pm on September 3, 2014, Eric NEUGENT said…

I heard about Diversity in Aquatics through a couple of old swim team members, Charles Lumpkin and Robert Talley. Looking forward to learning more.

 
 
 

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