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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 …


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…


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

2013 DAP Convention Attendees

For those that attended the convention this past weekend and would like to keep in touch and add members to their DAP page, here is a link to a list of attendees:

Added by DAP News on August 13, 2013 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

The 2013 DAP Convention Wrap-up

Just 2 days after the convention and we're already talking plans for a bigger and even better 2014 DAP Convention! If you missed out, check out some of the pictures below of the events and speakers at this year's convention and make sure you make plans to attend next year's!…


Added by DAP News on August 13, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

2013 DAP Convention: Day 1

The 2013 Diversity in Aquatics Convention has officially started! Happening right now: the advisory committee

Registration is still happening tonight…


Added by DAP News on August 8, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

All-Womens Lifeguard Tournament this Past July 31st

Diversity in Aquatics hopes it's not too late to say we support the All-Women Lifeguard Tournament! #stopdrowning @JabariWater 

Added by DAP News on August 7, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Happy Be-lated Birthday to the National Coast Guard!

This past Sunday, the 4th of August, marked the 223rd Anniversary of the National Coast Guard and we here at DAP greatly appreciate the selflessness and sacrifices of our men and women in the National Coast Guard. Check out this cool tribute video made in honor of USCG's B-day. #USCGBday

via: …


Added by DAP News on August 7, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Shout Out!

Shout out to Simone Manuel for finishing top 7 in the 50 meter free at the 2013 FINA World Championships! Keep up the great work @simone_manuel!

Added by DAP News on August 6, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments


It's DAP Convention week and we have an exciting addition to the already amazing line-up! This Friday night, there will be a screening of the award winning film, Otelo Burning by film director and producer Sara Blecher. Following the film, there will be a live Google+ video chat with Sarah Blecher! You don't want to miss seeing this aspiring movie so make sure you…


Added by DAP News on August 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DAP Convention just 2 weeks Away!

During these last hot summer days, why not spend them in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL with other DAP members networking, learning about water safety, and promoting aquatic programs! View the flyer below for more details and register today!…


Added by DAP News on July 25, 2013 at 6:12pm — No Comments

#Watersafety doesn't just Apply to the Pool

With a Planet covered in 70% water, you never know when you might need to use water safety skills like this Maryland women did when her car went off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and she saved her own life. follow the link to read more. …


Added by DAP News on July 23, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments


Hey DAP Members! We're just one month away from the exciting Diversity in Aquatics Convention! Posted below are details of the convention and we hope many of you can join us down in sunny Florida! …


Added by DAP News on July 8, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Happy 4th of July to all of our DAP Members!  -Stay water safe!

Happy 4th of July to all of our DAP Members! 

-Stay water…


Added by DAP News on July 4, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Faster than Phelps???

Just this past weekend at the World Championship trials in Indianapolis, Justin Lynch, 16, swam a 52.75 in the 100meter butterfly, setting a new 15-16 U.S. national age-group record and beating Michael Phelps' 2001 age-group time of 52.98. Some may say Justin may be the next "Michael Phelps" in butterfly. T…


Added by DAP News on July 3, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Couple Turns their Loss into a Life Saving Skill in the Community

Just 5 years ago, Tara and Dwayne Cuff lost their 11 year-old daughter, Trava, due to a tragic accidental drowning. In memory of Trava, Tara and Dwayne founded a learn to swim program in Abington, PA. called Dolphin 11.  Check out more on their story and the mission of Dolphin 11:…


Added by DAP News on June 28, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Not Only Swimmers Swim

Swimmers aren't the only ones who utilize the pool. Check out this Youtube video of a football camp called "360 Football Academy" where these young potential college football players learned the importance of a water work out.  A 360 Football Academy coach even admits that some of the boys gained a life skill of swimming. What an impact that will make on their lives!…


Added by DAP News on June 25, 2013 at 8:40pm — No Comments

East Oakland Swim Club "100 Black Folk and Friends Swim Alcatraz to San Francisco"

On September 28th, East Oakland Swim Club, in partnership with Water World Swim Organization, is hosting an open water swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco to promote swimming in the Black community as a health and fitness tool.  East Oakland reports that as of today "... only 3 of the 8 Pools in Oakland California are open and available to students or community at large year round."  East Oakland Swim Club hopes to change the circumstances by…


Added by DAP News on June 23, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Toddler Swims Olympic Size Pool!

Spirited Henry White, son of Eric and Sylvia White, learned to swim at just the age of 3! Don't let this 3-year-old show you up in the pool! Check out the video below:

Added by DAP News on June 21, 2013 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Black Enterprise's Interview with Cullen Jones

Cedric Thornton of Enterprise Magazine interviews Olympian Cullen Jones on the perception of Blacks and swimming. Check it out!

Added by DAP News on June 20, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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