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
My husband Keris Dahlkamp is training to swim the 22 mile length of Lake Tahoe in August 2013 to raise awareness about what is happening in the DR Congo. He's inviting others to join CongoSwim 2013 by swimming any distance in any body of water in solidarity with he and others partnering with the Congolese for peace and justice. Once he learned that an estimated 6 million people have died and that it's the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman, he wanted to use his love for open water swimming to help break the international silence. There is tremendous silence around the atrocities people are enduring there and this is his way to create a platform to bring attention and support the very brave folks working for peace daily. We've met a number of people from various African countries who don't know how to swim but are considering adult lessons as their participation in CongoSwim 2013. Please let us know if you'd like to be join us by swimming in a pool, lake or bay near you. congojustice.org has a very informative 27 minute documentary for further background. (for 15 year old viewers and older)