In the 03/10/1976 Washington Post Article by Dennis Collins, "DC Blacks Cut Bonds in Swim World," interesting
and relevant items are featured which I think merit further research and documentation. The article was a report on the
DCPS Coaches Relay Championship in which 4 generations of Coaches and Swimmers gathered to celebrate African
American participation in our sport.
Thomas Hughes, a DC resident born in 1902 , graduated from Dunbar HS in 1921…Continue
From Los Angeles Times, By Elaine Woo:
U.S. Defense Department analyst Paul E. Sullivan was the lead plaintiff in a 1969 Supreme Court case that ruled against his Virginia swim club's whites-only policy. 'He just felt right was right,' says his daughter.
Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important…
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I am proposing that all DAP network affiliates gather materials in an effort to use the network resources to enable the research and production of a feature-length documentary project on the history of Swimming in the US. So many times errors and omissions are made in the historical record until such a project is finished.
In particular, I am urging all DAP affiliates to scan photo images, articles, and any other oral-history interviews in
an effort to compile a…Continue
International Water Safety Day - Striving to make a planet that’s 70 percent water, 100 percent water safe.
Speech of Hon. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO
The future looks bright with a great group of kids and an inspirational coaching staff here at the Olympic Training Center for the 2011 National Diversity Select Camp. I feel that each classroom and water session have met the purpose of the camp, which is to help instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming. …
I am participating in the International Drowning Prevention Conference in Vietnam next week. There will be over 400 participants from 50 countries gathering together to share information, to learn - and to develop a global platform regarding preventing…Continue
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Dax Hill joins The Morning Swim Show today to talk about his performances at the NCAA championships..
Hill, a sophomore at the…
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Sweep rowing isn't like riding a bicycle. Once you get past training wheels, find balance and work under your own power, you're all set for life long recreational enjoyment. Doesn't matter how long you've been away from it, just as long as you know the basics, all you've gotta do is to get on and ride. You can still get from here to there without much muscle memory recall. And you don't have other cyclists depending upon you to get…Continue
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I am super excited about getting back into rowing this spring. Last Wednesday, I signed up for a "guest row" at my local club. As soon as we got the shells down to the docks, placed them in the water, and began to lock our oars into the oarlocks, lightning struck. I was so sad :( However, we quickly made good use of being at the boathouse at 5:30am by rowing on the indoor machines (ergometers, a.k.a. "ergs"). I wasn't half as shabby as I anticipated lol ;-)
Well, tonight I…Continue
A really nice person from HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel contacted a while ago us about a story they were working on. They had come across the recent research and were appalled by the raw numbers reflecting the drowning rate of Blacks and Hispanics. We often get calls from media folks who are pursuing their stories. We welcome these calls and always hope that they will come see our program, our kids, our families, our volunteers, their families, our coaches and our community.…Continue
Added by Arthur Andrew Lopez on May 2, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Not everyone will graduate from high school or go to college. Not everyone will want to become a competitive swimmer. So what is the point?
I believe in the dignity of giving of oneself to make things better. If I can improve a stroke, or save a life from drowning, or show a newly arrived family a little about my…Continue
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