"Hi John, This is a fantastic piece that really targets the drowning profile of America. It is my duty as a Aquatic Professional to support this resolution to further the progress on water safety awareness and drowning prevention across our nation.…"
"What's up, Ken? I see you made it back to Florida (smile), no thanks to me. Glad to hear from you. You have accomplished much over the past years since I last saw you. Best to you, keep up the good work."
"Peace be unto you my Brother Errol. It is me Ken Roland from the Red Cross GuardStrat project. I hope all is well and I look forward to reconnecting the aquatic bind. Until the whole world swims! Ken Roland email@example.com 954-828-5435"
"I was on the phone with him today and we were talking about an evnt at the Swimming Hall of Fame that we both are presenting at. I told him I would check my emails and ran across this email from him about your group and decided to join. errol and I…"
I am the Pool Operation Coordinator for The City of Fort Lauderdale. I am a former Ocean Rescue Lt. Lifeguard for 16 years at The City of Pompano Beach. During that time I was the only African-American in that position on the entire east coast. I am currently the Vice President of Every Child a Swimmer, Inc. This is a Kwanis International sponsored program. I am founding Director for the county-wide water safety program called Swim Central. Last year Swim Central taught over 29,000 kids to swim in Broward County Florida. The City of Fort Lauderdale taught 15,000 of that number. Most of the kids were African American students that were brought over from local elementary school during the school day. I participated along with Errol Duplessis in creating the American Red Cross GuardStart program. This is a remake of the old Junior Lifeguard program. I am an expert witness for CPR and water safety issues. I am a Instructor Trainer in Water Safety, Emergency Response, Lifeguard Training, and BLS/CPR. I am currently a adjucnt instructor at Ball State University for the annual aquatic school and I am working with Bruce Wigo, CEO of The International Swimming Hall of Fame on the history of African people in aquatics.
What's up, Ken? I see you made it back to Florida (smile), no thanks to me. Glad to hear from you. You have accomplished much over the past years since I last saw you. Best to you, keep up the good work.