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Int'l Water Safety Day 2014 - St. Croix

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Celebrated Int'l Water Safety Day 2014 in St. Croix with a great group of aquatic professionals.  Here's an article about our trip:…


Progress at USA Swimming - Zone Diversity Coordinators

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

For the first time in the history of USA Swimming, there's officially a Diversity Coordinator in every zone.  The group met last week for their annual meeting.

 West – Kent Yoshiwara

South – Suzanne Dangelmaier

East – Miram…


Giles Smith - 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Giles Smith is the man!  A two-time NCAA champion with a 3.46 GPA.

This week he became the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Adding to his many accomplishments. …


Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 7:48am 0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr.

"I often feel like saying, when I hear the question “People aren’t ready,” that it’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, “Don’t jump in that water until you learn how to swim.” When actually you will never…


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United States of America Congressional Record

On March 29, 2011 Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics became part of the permanent United States Congressional Record.  Below is the transcript from that day.


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At 12:30pm on August 23, 2014, Kevin Colquitt said…

Hi Shaun,

I hope that things are going well with school's opening. I am looking forward to speaking with you as things settle down! Please be in touch!

At 12:26pm on August 23, 2014, Kevin Colquitt said…

Hey Shaun,

I am looking forward to learn about your presentation this year! I hope that school's opening is going well! Please be in touch soon!

At 10:27pm on July 9, 2014, Jelani Watkins said…

I just left you a message. Hopefully we are able to meet up this weekend.

At 9:57pm on October 8, 2013, Ilya J Longfellow said…

Great talking to you and really looking forward to working with you on this mission.Still plenty of work to be done after almost 100 years,however I see many people are working diligently on spreading the vision to everyone.I know unfortunately not every American can be a swimmer,but every swimmer can be a lifesaver.


At 5:47pm on December 7, 2012, Randolph Shannon said…

It was great to see you in The Big Easy :-)

At 8:02pm on December 2, 2012, Lee pitts said…


You and Jayson have changed the world for the better by creating DAP. Keep up the good work!

Rage on!

Bro. Lee Pitts

At 6:50pm on September 30, 2012, Bianca White said…

Thank you for coming out to support the 2012 Middle Atlantic Coaches Diversity Conference!  

We look forward to sharing all of the great take-aways and actions steps  that came out of the event.  Thanks for all that you do to support our collective effort to increase inclusion and diversity in aquatics:) (Photos coming soon!)

At 12:31pm on August 28, 2012, Lydia Boddie-Rice said…

Ahh! The faces of the future are available on Shutterfly!

All 2012 Diversity Invitational photos taken by official USRowing/America Rows photographer, Ken Pamatat/Creative Images Photography, are posted on Shutterfly via the following links.
Site Name: 2012 US Rowing Diversity Races
Site URL: http://2012usrowingdiversityraces.shutterfly.com/
Site Email Address: 2012usrowingdiversityraces@sfly.com<mailto:2012usrowingdiversityraces@sfly.com>

(Use the site email address to send messages to site members and automatically post messages to the site message board. Note: Emails with JPEGs attached will post to the picture section only.) .

Please pass along to participating teams, volunteers and other support networks that can help to grow the event for 2013. If the images are used for commercial gain, a written letter with Ken's approval (rights usage) must be issued. He does not financially benefit if anyone wants a print or other Shutterfly product. He wanted everyone who participated to have access at an affordable cost. If a digital image is needed, you may contact Ken at ciphoto1@frontiernet.net/p>

At 12:32am on April 10, 2012, Kathy mendez said…

Thank you Shaun.  It was fun and quite an honor.


At 3:47pm on April 9, 2012, Arthur Andrew Lopez said…

It is always very special when you come to visit!  I hope you will find a nice place for your fish!

I am negotiating for a theatre that will seat 200 to show Pride for me. 


I will let you know how that turns out!   All the best!

At 11:09am on March 17, 2012, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…

Congratulations, Shaun, on Norfolk State University's first-round victory over Missouri.  Wow!  What an exciting game, I watched it on TV from start to finish. Best.  

At 11:13am on June 23, 2011, Jennifer D. Morgan said…
You're welcome. Thanks for inviting me to help. I really enjoyed it. And thanks, I've already located the pool I'll be spending all my time at out here. :)
At 4:50pm on May 25, 2011, E. Newton Jackson, Jr. said…
Shaun, It was my sincere pleasure to spend the time together in San Diego at the AAHPERD meeting.  You are doing GREAT things with this vision and website.  I am extremely proud of you and your efforts.  Please continue and keep the faith.   Newton  
At 4:43pm on May 16, 2011, WILLIE FORD said…
What link do you go to to purchare T-Shirts.
At 8:16pm on May 15, 2011, Naimah Fuller said…
Hi Shaun - thanks for adding me as a friend.  I think you did :)
At 4:13pm on May 15, 2011, Victoria Schmitt said…
Hi Shaun, I'm looking forward to working with you and Jayson in raising awareness of water safety in Rochester NY's urban young people. Best, Vicki Schmitt
At 9:09am on April 22, 2011, Gordon R Hair said…


Nice reading about you, the BH-JSL has been really going well and trying to reach out into larger area as the monies will allow. Have a great summer and hope to see you someday



At 11:18pm on April 21, 2011, Howard Moss said…

Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments, I hope to soon be able to be a productive contribotor to group and some encouragement to all those who follow us...


At 10:46am on April 1, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Congrats on being name an Alumni Achievement Award winner. Nice work!
At 4:29pm on March 9, 2011, E J Jolivet said…
Thanks for the invite Shaun.

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About Me:
Diversity in Aquatics - Co-Founder
International Water Safety Day - Co-Founder
USA Swimming - Diversity Consultant
Norfolk State University - Faculty
Josh Project - Norfolk Branch Director
SEVA American Red Cross - Water Safety Committee
AAHPERD - Aquatic Professionals Council
Penn State University - Former Collegiate Swimmer
Booker T. Washington Swim Team- Former Head Coach
Old Dominion University Swimming - Former Assistant Coach
Tidewater Aquatic Club - Former Assistant Coach
MBA (Finance) Cal. State Long Beach
Sup de Co; (European Business Finance) Montpellier,France
B.S. (Kinesiology) Penn State

On March 29, 2011 Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics became part of the permanent United States Congressional Record.

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