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95 percent vote supports U.S. Olympic pipeline and athlete development
Added by Thaddeus Gamory on January 22, 2014 at 8:03am — No 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 learn how to swim until you get in the water."Continue
Added by Shaun Anderson on January 21, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments
In Bangladesh, located in South Asia, water surrounds and runs through the entire country, yet so little number of children of Bangladesh know how to swim. Read More:…
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Way to go Simone Manuel...Awesome!
Look out for details in the New Year about the 2014 convention!…Continue
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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)
via the Chicago…Continue
#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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Rhonda Marable on October 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments
Proving that it's never too late to start, Boston 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 …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
UTILIZING SWIMMING AS A PTSD THERAPY 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…
Added by Thaddeus Gamory on September 5, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
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LIKE if you have seen diversity in aquatics realized in your community.
Added by Aquatic Safety Awareness Program on August 28, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments