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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 8:50am on August 28, 2014, Darion Smalls said…
Hi Jason,
During a water safety instruction course I made a real connection with the instructor who spoke highly of diversity in aquatics from beginning to end. He went to your most recent conference and loved it, after so much praise I had to see what y'all were about and I can honestly say the praise was well deserved.
At 11:21am on August 27, 2014, Celeste Norman said…
Hi there,
I am moving to Richmond Virginia, and am seeking some aquatic professionals to develop a program specifically for individuals who use aquatics for therapeutic uses. I also will be seeking employment in the Virginia Aquatic Community. I am on Linkdin also. Still finishing and updating my profile...any one out there, to assist in my endeavors or interested in joining a professional pool of aquatic therapist wanting to offer therapy on a larger scale.
At 12:23pm on August 23, 2014, Kevin Colquitt said…

Hi Jayson,

I am trying to establish contact with Angela Beale. I have searched the website and have not been able to find her. Can you help with the connection?

At 11:28am on August 22, 2014, Alexandria Evers said…

I have some family who are members and they are always talking about it. So I decided to check it out and I am glad I did.

At 3:56pm on August 14, 2014, Renita Ellis said…

Hello Jayson, thank you for your welcome. I am a member of NABSFoundation and Paul Washington Jr. told me about the organization.  He will be at the convention this weekend.. 

At 2:37pm on August 12, 2014, Allen Thompson said…

Hello Jayson,  Thank you for approving me.. Trevin Greene and I grew up together..

At 7:37pm on July 19, 2014, Adrienne Travis said…

Hi Jayson,  I found out about Diversity in Aquatics by sheer accident.  I was looking for something related to Florida black boaters and it came up and it sounded interesting.  I'm just trying to find something interesting to do and perhaps learning something in the process.

At 8:52am on July 9, 2014, Ernie Franklin said…

I found out about "Diversity in Aquatics" though Ken Stewart founder of Diving With a Purpose (DWP). An underwater archaeology program. I support Ken by being his educational coordinator for the youth component of (DWP). I also work with Ken in his coral restoration program that we've started for adults and youth.

 

At 10:21am on June 13, 2014, Thomas Moore said…

I have been reseaching professional develpoment opportunities for Diversity in Aquatics through USA swimming and came across this website. I am actually trying to make arrangements with my school corporation to attend the Conference in August. I work as the Aquatic Director and Head Swimming & Diving coach in Indianapolis, IN our school corporation has over 11,000 students. Most of our students are Black 60% or Hispanic 20%. We are in the middle of a renovation to get a new state of the art Aquatic Center (10 lane 50 meter w/ separtate instructional pool w/ shallow and warm water) that is scheduled to open in August of 2015. I am excited about the opportunity to bring outstanding aquatics programming to our community. I think this is a great website to network and share ideas. I am happy to now be apart of it.

At 5:16pm on May 29, 2014, Jelani Watkins said…

Mr. Jackson:

I actually found you all online via an online search. My swim program, housed at Morehouse, is trying to find other swim teams or club programs that are housed at HBCU's. We are currently in the planning stage of hosting our first AUC Tigersharks Invitational Swim Meet in the Fall, and would love it if there were other programs, big or small, that would be able to attend the meet. We want to know of their issues, whether financial or low member count or whatever, so that we can see if there is a solution that can be found. We believe that this can make a big statement, and we could use all of the support that we can find.

We met with Shaun Anderson last semester after our team attended the Black Heritage Swim Meet in DC in February of 2013. Since then, it has always been a goal of ours to host our own meet invitational, open to any swim teams, focusing on the participation of other HBCUs.

So, in short, we're hoping that this site can serve as a tool to make this dream become a reality.

 
 
 

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