The sport of swimming has long had the reputation for being a country club sport lacking in diversity. However, over the years, teams led by passionate coaches have been working to change that. Here, we honor just a few of the many shining programs that are working to make swimming available to everyone.
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Black Swimming History, by: Sabir Muhammad
Last weekend Jenny and I went to the 25th Annual Black History Invitational…Continue
Last weekend at the Black History Invitational Swim Meet I had the opportunity to speak with Bruce Wigo, President of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, for an extended period of time. As always, he provided several new historical facts and stories. Given my track and field background, I found the…Continue
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Accident (noun) - 1. an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap. 2. an event that happens unexpectedly, without deliberate plan or cause.
Accidents happen every day. 1065 children accidentally drown every day. This means that roughly, 10,650 children ‘almost’ drown every day and many are permanently damaged and require lifetime care. Let’s put…Continue
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Children are not small adults. Children do not have the emotional development that adults possess. (Well, some possess more, but that’s another story.) Children are continuing to develop at a rate that boggles the mind, that boggles their own small mind. And ‘children’ means birth through age 19, sometimes even 21, until the brain and the body have stopped their…Continue
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From Stuff.co.nz, by Neil Reid:
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|DANGEROUS PRACTICE: Alice Harrison, 11, wrote a letter, to Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown asking her not to close Khandallah pool. The closure…|
Check out the recent article about Howard University's Swim and Dive team talking about the many obstacles they have to overcome with lack of recognition, limited budgets, and more versus other comparable schools .
I discovered a very cool app for your iPhone this week - teaching your child to swim. Check out uSwim Australia, http://www.uswim.com/ or go directly to iTunes to download the free app…Continue
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Celebrating Black History Month on NBC's Today Show, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones has been selected as one of the Grio's 100 History Makers in the Making for his role and active participation in the USA Swimming Foundation's national child-focused water safety initiative Make a…Continue
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