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Added by DAP News on November 28, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Taking their Training Down Below!

Added by DAP News on November 13, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Israel's Flag Painted White on Qatar TV

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Added by DAP News on October 25, 2013 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

A Gift of Swimming

Bo Outlaw laughs as he swims in the pool. Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson and Bo Outlaw, former Magic player and current Magic Ambassador, served as guest swim instructors during a press event at SouthWest Aquatics in Winter Garden on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Nelson gave a check for $25,000 to The Gift of Swimming. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) 

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Added by DAP News on October 25, 2013 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

#AquaticRepost!

#RP "#Celtics forward @bestbetbass following through with his commitment to learn how to swim. Pictured with BSC swim instructor Tatiana taking one of several swim lessons" Keep up the Great work Brandon!

Added by DAP News on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ISLA holds their first 3-day Open Water Life Gaurd Course in Lake Michigan

The International Surf Lifesaving Association held their first ever open water lifeguarding course this past week with participants from around the country.  The need for open water lifeguards is in demand especially because of the high numbers of drownings at beaches and lakes. The tools and skills needed to save someone in open waters are different and possibly more difficult than when in a pool setting.  The ISLA hopes their open water certification event and those in the…

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Added by DAP News on October 18, 2013 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

The Hispanic Heritage Meet in White Plains, NY

            I’ve been the Multicultural PR Manager with USA Swimming for less than three months and most of my job, to this point, has been education. Switching to water polo in high school and college, I left my USA Swimming days behind me and unfortunately missed out on all of the initiatives that have gone…

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Added by Rhonda Marable on October 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Trading in Jordans for Goggles

Proving that it's never too late to startBoston Celtics forward, Brandon Bass, decided it was time to take his first swim lesson at the age of 28. Bass participated in a swim lesson along with the local Boys and Girls Club of …

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Added by DAP News on October 3, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Help NCA&T State Save their Swimming Program!

Calling all DAP members, 

North Carolina A&T is in jeopardy of their women's swimming program being discontinued. They have created a petition online at: Change.org and…

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Added by DAP News on September 20, 2013 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

Congratulations to Maritza Correia-McClendon!

DAP would like to congratulate Maritza for winning the Diversity Inclusion Award at the 2013 United States Aquatic Sports convention in California. Maritza was the first African-American female to qualify to be on the 2004 American Olympic Team and advocates racial diversity within swimming. She, along with NIke, helped sponsor our 2013…

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Added by DAP News on September 17, 2013 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Swimming as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy

UTILIZING SWIMMING AS A PTSD THERAPY IN LOS ANGELES

Post traumatic stress disorder thereapy in los angeles Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event, and while it can affect any person, today most people…

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Added by Thaddeus Gamory on September 5, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Starting of the Fall with a Historic Swimming Moment!

Added by DAP News on September 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HAPPY LABOR DAY DAP MEMBERS!!!

Added by DAP News on September 2, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Water Safety Before it's too Late

This past weekend's tragic drowning of 18 year-old, Eckerd College student, Jessica Gartenburg should remind us all to stress the importance of water safety rules such as swimming with a buddy and wearing a life jacket in outdoor water settings. Read more of the story at: …

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Added by DAP News on August 27, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Calling all DAP Members: Help Fill Out this Petition for a Record-breaking Iranian Swimmer!

"International Swimming Federation: Demand Iran Register Elham's Swimming Record" ... The Iranian Swimming Federation refuses to recognized open-water female swimmer, Elham Asghari's numerous records and hard work because of their country's customs.  Lets help Elham have her records and hard work recognized in her country by signing and sharing this petition with others! read more about her story…

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Added by DAP News on August 21, 2013 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Innovative aquatics job possibility!!!

How would you like to be part of an educational process that serves to support diverse high school students finding their hidden gifts, talents, & passions rather than figuring out how to get them to pass standardized tests? How would you like to work with students to help them find ways to be active and healthy that excites them? How would you like to create engaging ways to give students access to an aquatics center and full fitness facilities that empower teens to take charge? Do you…

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Added by Jen Frickey on August 20, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Merry Weekend! Lets Go Paddle Boarding!

Check out some of the fun we had at the conference with a paddle boarding session and something to look forward to next year!  Thanks again to our awesome instructors at Gold Coast Aquatics Adventure and make sure to visit and like their …

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Added by DAP News on August 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wake up Swim!

Some swimming to get you going this morning, check out comedian, Kevin Hart, swimming a pretty good butterfly. #blackpeopledoswim 

Added by DAP News on August 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Learning to Swim Before it's too Late

After the destruction of hurricane Sandy, one young man, Kendrick Sultan, from New York realized that it was finally time to learn to swim.  Kendrick had a fear of the water for all 15 years of his life and he wasn't alone. His family members also didn't know how to swim and yet they lived just blocks away from a beach. Kendrick realized that if he was swept up in hurricane Sandy he wouldn't have been able to survive, so with help of the…

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Added by DAP News on August 14, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

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Read the Newsweek article featuring The Diversity in Aquatics Program and several of its members.

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